Putin, Lukashenko surprised by an unexpected offer on oil

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the Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko held a telephone conversation. The Belarusian leader said that the Russian colleague surprised him with their proposal for oil.

“You know, sometimes we have disputes on certain issues, and he made the offer, so we thought about it, including on oil supplies to Belarus. It was the unexpected proposal” – leads RIA Novosti his words.

the Russian Head of state proposed to offset a shortfall from the state budget in 2023 due to the tax maneuver in the fuel and Russia income from export oil duties. Make proposed including this award Russian companies in oil deliveries to Belarus.

In particular, Putin proposed a formula counting the number of Minsk will lose from the reduction of customs duties in 2023.

“If we have received last year from the duty, let’s say, a billion dollars, and this year due to the reduction of the duties <...> receive, say, $ 700 million, he said, “We have $ 300 million will compensate including at the expense of the prize companies,” – said Lukashenko.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has commented on Lukashenka’s statements against Russia. The Belarusian leader has stated that the insufficient supply of oil from Russia in February will start “the selection” of the pipe through which the raw material is transited to the West. Thus, Minsk is planning to Supplement to the required monthly volume of two million tons.

In Moscow, despite such statements expressed the intention to continue the dialogue with Belarus on this issue.