Focused discussion of Union State's common currency not underway, says Kremlin

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According to Dmitry Peskov, the integration stage "does not imply the introduction of the common currency"

MOSCOW, December 2. /TASS/. There has been no focused discussion of the common currency of the Union State, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

“You know that the integration stage that has been reached through the signing of an impressive package of the Union’s programs, does not imply the introduction of the common currency, which is why there has been no focused discussion yet,” he said.

An online meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia was held on November 4 where Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree greenlighting 28 integration programs with Russia. Before that, the document was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Those 28 documents are mainly focused on economic integration, particularly the creation of common markets of gas, oil, and petroleum products, as well as electricity, the formation of common agricultural and industrial policy, the development of common rules in various areas – from access to public procurements to the social field.

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