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’re talking about a single currency <...> But I suggest: let's trade for Russian rubles. Not. I want dollars. This is the essence of your monetary union. To them 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.
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  1. Victor N Offline
    Victor N (Victor n) 24 December 2019 18: 36
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    Another blackmail and verbiage with ignorance of geography.
  2. Ask the southern neighbors, they rushed the reactor!
  3. Afinogen Offline
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 24 December 2019 21: 12
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    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) 24 December 2019 23: 14
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    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 (Igor) 25 December 2019 00: 59
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    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 25 December 2019 04: 01
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    In the Chernobyl zone, I and my Belarusian relatives, like most of the population in the district, heat the stove in the house and in the bathhouse, we fry kebabs with firewood from the Chernobyl forest (fenced with plates with the “atomic trefoil”), some other “extraneous” firewood and you won’t buy it, and there is no guarantee that they will not come from there! winked
    For quick cooking and boiling tea and coffee, of course, we buy a bottle of gas, but in the summer for cooking - a wood 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 there, however, at one time the "Polish mushroom" was not collected, as if the most "pondering", but then this "radio fear" passed ... "foxes", as if "not taking radiation and harmful elements from soil ", every year local residents collect, including in the Chernobyl zone (they, like other mushrooms, grow large and beautiful there - a sight for sore eyes!) for delivery to the harvesters, and the same berries are an important part of the extra income in the family, especially Large - on the eve of September 1!
    Collected in this way, “foxes”, with an even larger trade margin, leave for neighboring Poland and Lithuania, and from there, processed and imported brands, enter the distribution network of European countries and Russia as well.

    Many of us from the effects of the Chernobyl radiation have already died relatively young - before they reached 50, in unbearable torment - mainly from gastrointestinal cancer .... I was relatively lucky (although how to say - painful slow care and the final loss of untimely dead relatives and a part of you always takes friends, you think you are to blame - you didn’t do everything and could save, because there are some wonderful miraculous healings in the world ... I believe and know that in the future cancer will become a completely treatable disease and this will be achieved through targeted stimulation imm the strength of the human body, and not by the “cut-burn-poison” methods that are now trying to fight it!) - I’m already not young at all and there is someone to bury on our family village graveyard on a steppe hill or among my native Belarusians, a picturesque pine forest, although, of course, it will take an unbearably long time to torment yourself - "abnormally" burning the released supply of "long-life" forces, as well as "deadline" to deceased relatives ...
    Chernobyl and the "perestroika", the "holy" gangster 90s, almost thirty-year-old Amerokholuy klepto "nezalezhnist" with unbridled "maydanozhydobanderovshchina" 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 the Belarusian villages by helicopter (and land wherever it would like to defiantly “execute and pardon” the collective farmers who were fined for the “outrageousness in the fields”), the remains are clearly visible from the air at the direction of the frightened "bosses", the tattered agricultural machinery, still Soviet, was pulled into the woods and completely (even huge Niva combines) buried in old German dugouts and caponiers ... although, probably, they were now dug up and cut secretly, and , it’s also dangerously “buzzing”, have already been handed over for scrap.

    “In vain” LAS recalls allegedly “blown up by others (is it like the Lukashenka’s supposedly“ not our wars ”??!)" Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was built by the WHOLE Soviet Union and, by nature, conscientious and hardworking, Belarusians did not stand aside 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!
    Geographically, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is located in the current Ukrainian colony "Ukraine", in the former Ukraine-ex-Ukrainian SSR, why should the Belarusian "father" not address all its claims to the owner of the Kiev "Maydan authorities" -Washington ?!
    Al is afraid to rattle with the “hegemon”, he knows that the “common people” will not forgive (as always the fraternal Russians forgive !!!) he didn’t forgive him (the touchy American authorities did not forgive and will not forgive him to the “last European dictator”, in the boundless populist the struggle for the presidential rating, the demonstrative expulsion of perverse American diplomats in the 90s!) ?!

    But if (God forbid!) The “multi-vector alternator” in vain calls out and a nuclear accident happens (after all, not only the UNIVERSAL Chernobyl was “blown up”, but also not so long ago, the Japanese Fukushima was “blown up not by the Belarusians”, large and small emergency situations at nuclear power plants around the world, especially at the "investing house" and deindustrial "banned" neighboring "Ukraine", so, as they say, "don't promise"!) at the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant launched in January 2020, which " Belarusians built and exploited, "what will be said, as" will be explained "And to ask for help, the (easy on the eyes, alas, quite degraded in the primitive and stupid dereventsa!) For" bronzovevshy "camping" But father, "-opyat, eh, Russia will blame him ??! winked
  7. oracul Offline
    oracul (leonid) 25 December 2019 07: 37
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    It’s not good to talk about this, but Lukashenko is demonstrating even more clearly his “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 the matter has already reached Chernobyl, which Ukraine actually blew up, and claims to us. Some kind of bargain.
  8. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 25 December 2019 16: 18
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    To Zelensky all the questions. His station.