Following the example of Kiev: Belarus fundamentally buys expensive oil - the main thing is not in Russia

Belarus and Russia can’t agree on energy prices. Lukashenko continues to insist on providing discounts on oil and gas, meanwhile, trying to look for alternative ways of supply. As a result, it turns out that Minsk buys more expensive oil.

After the tax maneuver undertaken by the Russian authorities, export duties on “black gold” were reset and taxes on oil production increased. Subsidizing oil supplies to Belarus has thus stopped. This forced Minsk to express dissatisfaction with Moscow and begin to search for a replacement for oil from the Russian Federation.

Belarus was able to purchase several batches of fuel from Azerbaijan, Norway, Saudi Arabia and even the United States. But due to the difficult and long logistics, any oil, except Russian, is unprofitable for Minsk.

Following the example of Kiev, Belarus fundamentally acquires more expensive energy resources - the main thing is that this fuel is not from Russia. Ukraine also buys gas from suppliers from Europe, including through "reverse" schemes. President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly criticized this approach by the country's authorities.

I want everyone to understand - no reverse is possible. Gas cannot flow halfway in one direction and into the other half in the other. Without gas transit through the territory of Ukraine, there will be no reverse - this is a virtual concept

- declared the head of the Kremlin.
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  1. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 3 July 2020 13: 35
    When the time comes to repay loans, you do not need to give a new loan to pay off the old one.
    A couple of failures - and everything will come to a natural course of events. In the meantime, the situation is absurd.
    1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 3 July 2020 13: 49
      For the second year already, Russia ceased to contain Belarus. Last year, more than a year ago, we denied them a loan of 600 million dollars. They had to take a loan in China. And everything is strict there, try not to give it back.
      1. King3214 Offline King3214
        King3214 (Sergius) 3 July 2020 16: 43
        Nothing like that.
        Just a few months ago Belarus was "repaying Russia's debts", as the Belarusian newspapers loudly wrote about - 220 million US dollars.
        And before that, Belarusians in Russia received a loan of 222 million US dollars.
        I was very confused by the amount of the loan and the amount paid, a little later, the debt.
        1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
          igor.igorev (Igor) 5 July 2020 10: 43
          Last year, Russia did not give a penny to Belarus. But whether they repay the debt, I do not know. Most probably not. Therefore, they did not receive money.
          And to read what they write in Belarusian newspapers is not to respect yourself. They write that they are buying oil from Russia at $ 6 a barrel.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 3 July 2020 13: 47
    And what, it is necessary to sell oil to Belarusians cheaper than Russians?
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 July 2020 14: 04
    1) As Putin said, "You need to rejoice."
    2) Something in any such article, these "expensive prices" for the purchase are not given .... Coincidence?
  4. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 3 July 2020 22: 09
    And when will Bulbash cut their eggs to differ from Muscovites?
  5. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) 4 July 2020 17: 27
    Belarus fundamentally buys expensive oil - the main thing is not in Russia

    Another agrees to frostbitten ears to spite the Russian grandmother. laughing