Lukashenko on the price of gas: Russia should help Belarus affected by Chernobyl


On December 24, 2019, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that Minsk had repeatedly offered Moscow to sell him Russian natural gas for Russian rubles. However, according to the Belarusian leader, Russia has not yet responded to the proposal of Belarus.


It should be noted that the “father’s” statement was made in an interview with a Russian radio station Echo of Moscow. An audio recording of the interview has already been posted on the website of the radio station.

We bought and are buying from you (gas - ed.) For dollars. You are talking about a single currency <...> And I suggest: let's trade for Russian rubles. No. I want dollars. This is the essence of your monetary union. To this they (Russia - ed.) Have no answer

- claims Lukashenko.

When buying gas, we are looking for dollars. Let’s buy for Russian rubles, and so we will slowly go (to the currency union - ed.)

- suggested Lukashenko.

Lukashenko said that now there is a lot of gas and oil on the world market - “there is nowhere to go.” At the same time, he confirmed that Russian oil and gas are cheaper. But this is due to duty-free trade between Russia and Belarus.

But you always see that you supply gas to us cheaper than Germany. But we, as I say figuratively, rotted together in the same trenches

- stressed Lukashenko.

Lukashenko recalled that Russia is the successor of the former USSR. Then he touched upon the problem of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.

Who built the Chernobyl station? Not Belarusians. Who exploited it? Not Belarusians. Who blew her up? Not Belarusians. And 80% of grief fell on us

- said Lukashenko.

You (Russia - ed.) Today bargain for $ 10 in gas prices, and there people cannot burn firewood in a stove

- Lukashenko was indignant.

But the Belarusian president hopes that the other day, contracts with Russia for the supply of oil and gas to Belarus for 2020 will be signed. At the same time, he drew attention to “certain signals” from the Russian government.

It should be recalled that on December 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg after the talks, Lukashenko announced that contracts for the supply of gas and oil in 2020 will be signed in the next 2-3 days. Minsk wants to buy from Moscow about 20 billion cubic meters. m of gas and about 24 million tons of oil at prices no higher than 2019.

Now Lukashenko doesn’t exclude that his country may start reverse oil purchases through Poland. However, he does not like it.

Through Poland, this is the cheapest route I am offered. I can take Saudi oil or American oil, which is cheaper, from the market in Gdansk, and bring the pipe in reverse. I have three pipes of the Friendship pipeline. At the first stage, I pick up one pipe and deliver it to the refineries by reverse, we have two powerful refineries completely completed their modernization this year, their processing depth is like in Europe, you have one such plant only in Russia. I take this oil and process it. It will work fine - I will take the second pipe by reverse, you will have one pipe left. You supply 70 million tons of oil through these pipes to the premium Western market. If I take two pipes, say, for 60 million tons, you will have 20 million tons left for pumping, but not 60

- explained Lukashenko.

You have already rated this as a threat, and I ask the question: “Why are you driving me into solving the problem this way? I do not want it

- added Lukashenko.

After that, Lukashenko touched on the disagreements of Ukraine and Russia on gas transit. He is sure that it was precisely these contradictions that led to the construction of various "flows" bypassing Ukraine in Russia.

I will do just that. I will look for an alternative, but I still need to look for it. And I do not hide it, I do not hide it from the leadership of Russia

- specified Lukashenko.

How can I organize the economyif they tell us: should there be a gas price of $ 152? Yes, it can’t be, because we trade without customs duty. We can not

- summed up Lukashenko, offended by the fact that the Russian government has raised the issue of energy prices to the level of heads of state.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru/
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  1. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 24 December 2019 18: 36
    +2
    Another blackmail and verbiage with ignorance of geography.
  2. Ask the southern neighbors, they rushed the reactor!
  3. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 24 December 2019 21: 12
    +4
    Let’s buy for Russian rubles.

    There are no barriers for patriots. Let them buy for rubles (if they really want to), but at the dollar exchange rate. lol
  4. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) 24 December 2019 23: 14
    +6
    Russia owes nothing to Belarus or Lukashenko ... They are so independent, and independents solve all their problems themselves, and do not eat neighbors ... As for Chernobyl, this is a city in Ukraine, so let Kiev ask for compensation, for the fact that Ukrainians from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant fooled there.
  5. nznz Offline nznz
    nznz (Igor) 25 December 2019 00: 59
    +2
    He tells himself the fate of Ceausescu, a Komsomol member whirling. No one, except the Russian Federation, will guarantee him immunity. But they will finish the game ... they will refuse, and then he will remember everything .. His arguments are pure demagogy. He wants to eat fish and ride a motorcycle. Well, well, Yanyk bargained to the last ... he barely took his legs, he would now sit on a stake in the middle of Kiev. Behaves like a woman with low social. responsibility, took the advance, but does not want to work ..
  6. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 25 December 2019 04: 01
    +6
    In the Chernobyl zone, I and my Belarusian relatives, like the majority of the population in the district, heat the stove in the house and in the bathhouse, fry kebabs with firewood from the Chernobyl forest (fenced with signs with a "nuclear trefoil"), some other "outside" firewood and you will not buy, and there is no guarantee that they will not come from the same place! winked
    For quick cooking and boiling tea and coffee, of course, we buy a gas cylinder, but in the summer for cooking - a wood-burning stove in the yard, our mini "nuclear reactor" .... such a village life in most Belarusian and Ukrainian villages in the Chernobyl zone and around her.
    We take mushrooms from the same place, however, at one time the "Polish mushroom" was not collected, as if the most "radiation", but then this "radio fear" passed ... "chanterelles", as if "do not take radiation and harmful elements from soil ", every year local residents collect, including in the Chernobyl zone (they grow there, like other mushrooms, big and beautiful - a sight for sore eyes!) for delivery to procurers, the same and berries - an essential article of earning money in the family, especially large families - on the eve of September 1!
    The "foxes" collected in this way, with an even larger trade margin, go to neighboring Poland and Lithuania, and from there, processed and under an import brand, they enter the trade network of European countries and Russia as well.

    Many of us have already died from the effects of Chernobyl radiation relatively young - before they reach 50, in unbearable agony - mainly from gastrointestinal cancer ... I was relatively lucky (although how to say - the painful slow care and the final loss of untimely deceased loved ones and friends always take a part of you, you think that you are guilty - you did not do everything and could save, because there are some miraculous healings ... I believe and know that in the future cancer will become a completely curable disease and this will be achieved through targeted stimulation immune forces of the human body, and not by those "cut-burn-poison" methods that are now trying to fight it!) - I am not dying young and there is someone to bury in our family village churchyard on a steppe hill or among my native Belarusians, in picturesque pine forest, although, of course, you will have to suffer unbearably for some time - "abnormally" burning the released supply of "long-life" forces, as well as "before the deadline" for departed relatives ...
    Chernobyl and "perestroika", the "saints" of the gangster 90s, the almost thirty-year-old Ameroholuy klepto "nezalezhnist" with unbridled "Maidan-Zhydobanderism" killed many of us, not only me and my relatives ...

    When the LAS, "at the dawn of the presidency," had a "trick" to fly low over Belarusian villages in a helicopter (and land wherever it pleases in order to demonstratively "execute and pardon" the fined collective farmers for "disgrace in the fields"), the remains are clearly visible from the air. tattered, still Soviet, agricultural equipment were, at the direction of the frightened "bosses", pulled into the forest and there completely (even huge combines "Niva") buried in old German dugouts and caponiers ... although, probably, now secretly dug-cut, and , also dangerously "firing", have already been scrapped "for remelting".

    "In vain" the LAS recalls the allegedly "blown up by others (is it like the Lukashenkins allegedly" not our wars "??!)" The Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was built by the WHOLE Soviet Union and, by nature conscientious and hardworking, Belarusians did not stay away from this construction and work at the station, its operation!
    And the generated electricity went into our common boiler, into the UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEM, which includes the BSSR, the current RB!
    Territorially, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is located in the current amerokolony "Ukraine", in the former Ukraine-ex-Ukrainian SSR, why shouldn't the Belarusian "father" address all his claims to the owner of the Kiev "Maidan authorities" - Washington ?!
    Al is afraid to rat with the "hegemon", he knows that "common people" will not forgive him (as always, the Russians forgive brotherly !!!) for this swoop (the touchy American authorities have not forgiven and will not forgive the "last dictator of Europe" for him, in the reckless populist the fight for the presidential rating, the demonstrative expulsion of the evil American diplomats in the 90s!) ?!

    But if (God forbid!) The "multi-vector alternator" is in vain and a nuclear accident happens (after all, not only UNION-UNION Chernobyl was "blown up", but also, not so long ago, the Japanese Fukushima catastrophically "blown up not by Belarusians", small emergencies at nuclear power plants around the world, especially at the "obvestigated" and de-industrialized "neighboring" Ukraine ", so, as they say," do not renounce "!) at the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant launched in January 2020, which" built and exploited by Belarusians ", then what will they say, how to" explain "and ask for help, this one (just before our eyes, alas, frankly degrading into a primitive and stupid village!) for the" bronze "sya" father "- again , Russia will be to blame for him ??! winked
  7. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 25 December 2019 07: 37
    +6
    It’s not good to talk about it, but Lukashenka is more and more vividly demonstrating his downright "kulak manners": Russia must pay for everything, because it is the legal successor of the USSR, and Belarus is an ally, albeit without clear obligations. Now it has come to Chernobyl, which was actually blown up by Ukraine, and the claims are against us. Some kind of trader.
  8. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 25 December 2019 16: 18
    +2
    To Zelensky all the questions. His station.