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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the government to study the issue of alternative oil supplies to the Republic, reports Reuters.
According to the head of state, after completed modernization of two refineries in the country, Belarus will be able to buy oil for further processing not only in Russia.
“I’ve been set the task, and we need to solve: open an alternative supply of oil through the Baltic ports. If Lithuanians do not agree with the Latvians to agree to purchase this oil,” — said Lukashenko. He added that this oil can be recycled at the Novopolotsk refinery and to provide the Baltic republics with petroleum products.
The Belarusian leader also noted that for the Baltic countries it will be cheaper than buying oil at world prices. “You can negotiate so that it would be our total oil . Moreover, we even have some opportunities in this regard”, — said Lukashenko.
In mid-December, the Belarusian leader criticized the Russian side announced tax changes, which supplied to Belarus oil will be sold at world prices.
It is assumed that existing arrangements for procurement between countries should be extinguished in 2024. According to estimates Lukashenko, the country will lose about 10.5 billion dollars.
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