Gregory Karasipahi: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti
Belarus should not expect any compensation from Moscow over Russia’s tax maneuver in the oil market. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin, RIA Novosti reported.
“”Tax maneuver” is a sovereign right of Russia, it is hardly correct to speak of any “compensation”. Talking about possible cooperation with Belarus in mitigating the effects of Russia’s “tax maneuver”. The issue to be studied, it will be resolved comprehensively. In this connection, to give any evaluation now is premature,” he said.
On 18 July it was reported that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko suggested that the Russian leader Vladimir Putin to settle differences on the issue of integration of the two countries by December 8 to the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Union Treaty.
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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