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The decision of Belarus to seek alternative suppliers of oil will be a benefit for Minsk in talks with Moscow. This was stated by senior Director of Fitch rating Agency Dmitry marinchenko in conversation with owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC.
According to him, the presence of alternative suppliers, according to Minsk, might encourage Moscow to seek compromise. The expert noted that oil from third countries will cost Belarus more expensive than ten dollars per barrel.
“From a political point of view, the transition of Minsk to purchases of oil abroad — the defeat of Moscow, in fact, a manifestation of disintegration,” said marinchenko, noting that the compromise in the form of additional discounts would be the most likely outcome.
As the analyst of Raiffeisenbank Andrey Polischuk, an additional discount on the oil Belarus can only get from Russia.
“Russia can’t sell oil above the market price, because then no one will buy”, — explained the analyst.
He noted that to obtain a below market price only if the seller will make concessions for any reason. “I don’t see options that someone can provide extra discount for Belarus except Russia, of course,” — said Polishchuk.
In early January President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko told about the proposal of Russia to buy oil at prices higher than the world. He instructed the government of the Republic to start searching for alternative suppliers.
The representative of the Antimonopoly Agency of Belarus announced the failure of negotiations on the transit of oil and oil products. The first Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Krutoy said that the search for alternative supply routes is already underway.
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