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Belarus will not speculate on the incident with the supply of “dirty” oil from Russia for settlement of the dispute with Moscow over their losses from the tax maneuver in the oil industry. This was stated by President Alexander Lukashenko, BelTA has learned.
“The trouble occurred. Specially is done deliberately? Let them (Russia — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) versed at themselves,” he said.
According to Lukashenko, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin understands that the damage to the Belarusian economy should be compensated, although the two leaders have not yet discussed this question. “We spoke in Beijing with Putin that those responsible must answer. And he’s done it very rigidly reacted to it, how ever harshly,” — said the Belarusian leader.
He noted that Moscow is unlikely to challenge the final amount of damage is estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. “What we have with the Russians going to sue on this issue? I think we will figure out who owes what to whom,” — said Lukashenko.
Belarus announced the arrival of poor quality of oil from Russia on April 19. Raw materials in transit to Europe through the pipeline “Druzhba”, found a significant excess chlororganics. Poland and Ukraine, through which also passes Russian oil stopped it. 7 may it was reported that Russia has detained the first suspects on the case of contamination of the pipeline.
Disputes in the oil and gas sector between Moscow and Minsk deteriorated in December last year, when Lukashenko called tax maneuver in the Russian oil market in an attempt to disrupt the integration of States. He pointed out that as a result of Russia’s attempts to regulate the prices of raw materials will be supplied to his country at world prices, in contravention of the agreements. At the talks in mid-December, it was decided to establish a working group on this issue. A month later, Russia declared that never promised Belarus the desired compensation for lost oil revenues, but we are ready to support the economy of the partner country credits.
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