West threatened Minsk with $ 40 billion problems


Amid the suppression of protests that erupted in Minsk and other Belarusian cities after the presidential elections, an emergency meeting of the EU foreign ministers will take place on Friday, August 14 - the EU foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Belarus.


The authorities of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland presented an ultimatum to Lukashenka and demanded the creation of a National Council for effective interaction with civil society - otherwise Minsk faces painful sanctions. The rhetoric of the Balts and Poles was supported by the Germans - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also did not rule out sanctions against Belarus.

Within the framework of such policy the Belarusian state may be denied access to world capital markets - experts from the S&P rating agency warn about this. Such measures were implemented in 2010 - the government of Belarus was then prohibited from borrowing money from other countries and refinancing its debts. It is possible that similar sanctions will be imposed this time too - this can be very sensitive for economics country.

The fact is that the amount of Belarus's external debt is almost $ 40 billion (data as of April 1 this year), of which almost $ 20 billion is the debt of corporations and the banking sector. And the reserves of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus amount to only $ 9 billion, of which real currency is only $ 4 billion, the rest is gold and other assets. Payments on these debts have already turned into a headache for the Ministry of Finance of Belarus, and what will happen in the conditions of sanctions?

Thus, the problems of almost 40 billion dollars, which the West has threatened Minsk, can hurt the state and its citizens.
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  1. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 13 August 2020 17: 21
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    The West will not do anything! They are scared to death that Belarus might become part of Russia!)
    1. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 14 August 2020 23: 27
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      Quote: Dust
      The West will not do anything! They are scared to death that Belarus might become part of Russia!)

      To take into the house a debtor who bites his hand, a back door?
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 August 2020 17: 31
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    Thus, the problems of almost 40 billion dollars that the West threatened Minsk with can hurt the state and its citizens.

    - Wow ... this is the number ... - ... - once upon a time the mighty USSR "did not have" $ 50 billion ... and the enemies destroyed ... the USSR ...
    - A year ago ... - I personally am in the subject of May 29, 2019:

    Running away from sanctions: Russia already owes 50 billion dollars

    already wrote about a similar debt:

    gorenina91 (Irina) May 29, 2019 05:51 AM
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    If large American investors such as Blackrock Inc. or the California State Pension Fund, are holding billions of Russian debts, then Washington will think twice about introducing new restrictions on Moscow.

    - Ha ... - once upon a time the mighty USSR "did not have" $ 50 billion ... and its enemies destroyed it ...

    - Today this figure is not so significant ... - even for a weak (compared to the USSR) Russia ... but nevertheless ...
    - And if suddenly enemies and foes, despite the likelihood of any "financial discomfort" for Blackrock Inc. or the California State Pension Fund ... - will decide to carry out various kinds of "financial sabotage" against Russia ...
    - After all, there is an open war against Trump in the United States itself (these enemies and cards in their hands) ... - And then what ... ???
    - And the blow to Russia will simply "double" ... - both from Trump and from his opponents ... - it will just get a double blow ... on Russia ...
    - And who then will "harness" for Russia, what "large foreign companies" will side with Russia .. ??? - Yes, they will simply take "their money" (yes, many will suffer losses at the same time, but they are already "well-made" in Russia) and get out of Russia ... - get out, they say, Russia itself ...
    - That's all ... - Hahah ...

    - But Belarus may not have children's problems at all ... - It seems that it's time to prepare a dacha for Lukashenka in the Moscow region ...
    - Russia can pay Belarusian debts; but then Russia and Belarus should have "common borders" in the West. Europe ... - For that kind of money ... - it just shouldn't be any other way ... Yes, Lukashenka screwed up ... - And what was he counting on ??? - I wanted to become like ... like the Romanian Ceausescu ... - it seems that so ...
  3. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 13 August 2020 17: 34
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    Apparently, Lukashenka took someone from his entourage, but a pro-Western wing, for a "causal place."
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 14 August 2020 07: 47
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      Apparently, Lukashenka took someone from his entourage, but a pro-Western wing, for a "causal place."

      Something I doubt. No. I see no grounds for such assumptions. request Maybe you know something interesting on this issue?
      1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 14 August 2020 09: 35
        +1
        I listened to the Politik channel (not advertising), they predicted a similar development of events. While the security forces kicked "cannon fodder" - everyone expressed concern, but rather tough financial sanctions - is the result of what I wrote above, because very decent money was spent on those whom Lukashenka "raised his hand", and if he is not stopped, the money spent will go nowhere. Who would like this? So they fidgeted.
  4. Digital error Offline Digital error
    Digital error (Eugene) 13 August 2020 18: 50
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    the nearly $ 40 billion problems that the West threatened Minsk with could hurt the state

    Russian? Let's remember Yanukovych - he borrowed money from the Russian Federation for "integration with the Russian Federation" and only then he was "demolished". And money is still being returned under pressure from "respected international creditors". Now Lukashenka will take 40 yards from us (and they will give it at the expense of taxpayers - about how much remains in the NWF after the "purchase" of Sberbank?), And then they will carry out the "Maidan" for him - the scheme is effective and:
    a) has already been tested in Ukraine;
    b) will generate discontent in the Russian Federation because of the underfunding of election promises, which will increase the likelihood of a "Maidan" already in the Russian Federation.
    In the absence of real opposition in the Russian Federation, which would have vetoed such funding, we will see how events will develop. "Bronze" ones always underestimate their "opponents". request
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  7. Bulanov Online Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 14 August 2020 09: 37
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    the government of Belarus was then prohibited from borrowing money from other countries and refinancing its debts. It is possible that similar sanctions will be imposed this time as well - this can be very sensitive for the country's economy.

    An excellent way for Belarusians to freeze and not repay debts with reference to force majeure.
    And the tribals will finally lose transit through their ports. By the way, Russia has a good reason to put pressure on the Belarusians and prohibit them from transshipment of goods through the ports of the Tribalts.
    1. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 14 August 2020 23: 36
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      Quote: Bulanov
      the government of Belarus was then prohibited from borrowing money from other countries and refinancing its debts. It is possible that similar sanctions will be imposed this time as well - this can be very sensitive for the country's economy.

      An excellent way for Belarusians to freeze and not repay debts with reference to force majeure.
      And the tribals will finally lose transit through their ports. By the way, Russia has a good reason to put pressure on the Belarusians and prohibit them from transshipment of goods through the ports of the Tribalts.

      Russia has an excellent reason to whip this collective farmer to the point of being ripped off by the hands of the EU and its benefactors from Ukraine, Poland, and the Balts.
      Let the murtsovka eat ... And he knows what his idiotic quirks with sitting on three chairs turn into. You can easily lose eggs. Someone will pinch, and then figure out who.
  8. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 15 August 2020 10: 47
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    The West threatened Minsk with $ 40 billion problems.

    Nonsense. It turns out that the West will intrigue for itself so that Belarus declares a default!) Then the West will definitely not see the money invested in Belarus!) Again, there will be personal sanctions to certain officials, as well as non-recognition of elections. On this everything will collapse.