Despite Lukashenka’s non-recognition, Minsk is ready to develop relations with Ukraine

Despite the fact that Kiev did not recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus, canceled the visit of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to Minsk and a number of planned events, the Belarusian side is ready to develop trade relations with Ukraine. The Ambassador of Belarus to Kiev Igor Sokol stated this in an interview with Ukraine Business.

The diplomat said that on September 3, 2020, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 333, extending the export support program until the end of 2022. He recalled that cooperation between Minsk and Kiev on this program has been ongoing since 2015. Sokol expressed hope for further cooperation with financial institutions of Ukraine, which has a positive effect on the development of trade between the two states.

The ambassador noted that during this time, thanks to leasing and concessional lending, more than 1200 units of various equipment from Belarus and Ukraine continues to show interest in supplies. During this time, Belarus has increased shipments of bitumen for road construction by 62,7%. Now the Belarusian share of this product on the Ukrainian market is about 80%.

9 joint assembly plants operate in Ukraine. They assemble MTZ tractors, Gomselmash combine harvesters, Mogilevliftmash elevator equipment, MAZ trolleybuses and trucks, Belkommunmash trolleybuses, gate systems, electrical measuring devices and other products that Ukraine needs. At the same time, Belaruskali and Belarusian Railways supported the Ukrainians and bought cars from the Kryukovsky Carriage Works.

Sokol stressed that one of the most important projects is the supply of oil to Belarus, alternative to Russian, through the territory of Ukraine. Moreover, part of the oil products obtained in this way goes to the Ukrainian market, where there is a shortage of such products.

In January-August 2020, 1,21 million tons of diesel fuel, 0,54 million tons of gasoline, 210,0 thousand tons of gas were supplied to Ukraine, and as I said - 317,9 thousand tons of bitumen

He summed up.

Note that on September 10, 2020, the Ukrainian ambassador in Minsk, Igor Kizim, recalled to Kiev "for consultations", caused a scandal on the border of the two states, declaring a "diplomatic war" on the neighboring country, after examining the trunk of his car by Belarusian border guards at the Novaya Guta checkpoint. The note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on this matter was ignored in Belarus.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 26 September 2020 18: 13
    Despite Lukashenka’s non-recognition, Minsk is ready to develop relations with Ukraine

    Pennies don't smell. Yes, the collective farm is voluntary. This is Lukashenka's choice. And he will continue to live with this choice ... repeat In any case, he is no longer "but father"
  2. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 26 September 2020 18: 24
    It means that the stubborn Ukrainian Lukashenka will only fix the grave, his brain is not able to draw correct conclusions from what happened.
  3. bubasa Offline bubasa
    bubasa (Konstantin) 26 September 2020 18: 32
    Save the old man ... still put out the fire with gasoline ... Enough brotherhood ... the USSR was destroyed, we thought it was worse in Russia ... but they only helped us, they got rid of ballast and parasites, in the USSR only 2 republics were donors to themselves , The RSFSR and Belarus are the rest, Russia was fed, but in fact the rogues were fed up ... they just dream that Russia will attack and occupy ... they did not understand by the example of Georgia - NO live and feed yourself ...
  4. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 26 September 2020 18: 43
    Grygorych again began to twist his vector, it would be time for him to do the circumcision
  5. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 26 September 2020 19: 28
    And what is there to comment on, just one mate and mate again. Well, it's just some kind of scribe. Here I stupidly do not understand how much you can endure the AHL show off. It turns out not bad: Russia should clean up the whole mess in Belarus and pay extra for it ??? AHL will sit with a very happy look and skim the cream off ????
    I am a simple person and I understand everything as I understand it. I don’t understand political language and political freaks. And I perceive the situation with the multi-vector nature of the AHL as another blow or kick in the back of Russia.
    1. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 27 September 2020 19: 31
      If Putin suffers, then everything is OK
  6. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 26 September 2020 21: 37
    This is 2 years ago.

    This is April last year

    These are our days

    As they say find the 10 differences.

    He also said (the ambassador) that Belarus has increased its export of bitumen for road construction to the Ukrainian market - by 62,7% in physical volumes. The share of the Ukrainian market occupied by our products amounted to almost 80% ............
    The Belarusian diplomat highlighted cooperation with Ukraine in the field of oil supplies, alternative to the Russian one.

    One question has matured, if everyone around him is wiping their feet, but he smiles at them sweetly because it is beneficial, then why should Russia talk to him humanly? Economically, it is even more tied to us. Maybe you should try the "European" attitude like a mangy dog?
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 September 2020 09: 24
    Money does not smell.
    And with this statement he showed all the incompetence of the crowd of "experts" bleating the opposite ...