the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said when he will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, and also shared the current situation regarding the oil question.
According to the Belarusian leader, most likely, he will meet with Russian head of 7 Feb. This information was confirmed by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. According to him, this was preceded by the continuous contacts at the working level. The summit will be held in Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus wants “honest, clean, transparent relations.” Belarusian head said that if Russia does not want it, then let them say so. Lukashenko once again stated that Moscow is trying to put Minsk “on your knees” because if not, the Eurasian Union’s duty to supply them with oil, then let them sell it at world prices. In addition, the Belarusian leader recalled the tax maneuver, noting that “fools found”. Lukashenko does not understand how big brother can so relate to the closest people, according to Sputnik of Belarus.
According to the Belarusian President, they do not ask for any money. Moreover, Belarus has paid Russia the credits for last year.
Lukashenka noted that Minsk is ready to cooperate. However, he said that Belarus has a negative balance in foreign trade with Russia, i.e. Moscow sells for nine billion more than it buys. “So who is feeding whom?”, — asked Lukashenko.
Earlier it became known that Belarus is looking for alternative suppliers of raw materials. So, Minsk bought 80 thousand tons of Norwegian oil. In addition, us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo suggested a hundred percent to provide Belarus with oil.