Washington actually blocked the export of oil products from Belarus


After the imposition of US sanctions on the sale of Belarusian oil products, European banks began to slow down the financing of Belarus' export operations. Thus, according to Argus, Minsk is deprived of an important source of budget revenues in the form of foreign exchange earnings.


Belarus buys Russian oil at a 20 percent discount, which allows Minsk to sell oil products in Europe and get a good profit in foreign currency. The United States has introduced sanctions against the largest enterprises in Belarus for the production of hydrocarbons, including Naftan, Belneftekhim and others. As a result, the export of oil products from Belarus is actually blocked, and the country is experiencing an acute shortage of hard currency.

Thus, the total volume of gold and foreign exchange reserves of the National Bank of Belarus from January last year to April this year decreased by a quarter - to $ 6,9 billion, while only $ 2,8 billion remained in liquid foreign exchange assets. The external debt of the Republic of Belarus is six times higher than the gold and foreign exchange reserves, amounting to $ 1 billion as of January 2021, 42,1, which means a critical situation with a shortage of foreign exchange reserves.

The situation is aggravated by the fact that the Europeans can take similar sanctions against Minsk, and it will be impossible to sell oil products from Belarus in Europe for the euro.

Alexander Lukashenko, realizing the problems in the economyOn April 21, he issued a decree, according to which the Central Bank of the country can impose restrictions on the purchase and sale of foreign currency, set maximum amounts, terms and special permits for such operations. In addition, the National Bank will be able to forcibly withdraw currency from legal entities, convert it into Belarusian rubles and impose restrictions on the opening and maintenance of accounts in foreign banks.
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  1. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 17 May 2021 14: 45
    +1
    Well, this was to be expected, and in this case the EU will also have problems.
    As with the flow, Europe will have a tough time, and in the light of recent events, the price tag will rise for everything and even the United States will not seem a little.
    1. race Offline race
      race (Yaroslav) 17 May 2021 20: 44
      +1
      Quote: Vadim Ananyin
      As with the flow, Europe will have a tough time, and in the light of recent events, the price tag will rise for everything and even the United States will not seem a little.

      One might think that the export of fuels and lubricants from the Republic of Belarus occupies such a large share in the world market ?! Make no illusions. The share of Belarusian enterprises will very quickly be taken by others. The EU will not even notice, and the US even more so.
      And the price tag for fuel is rising so far only in Belarus.
  2. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 17 May 2021 15: 58
    +5
    Multi-vector to help. Let him go to Washington and demand justice and equality.
    1. race Offline race
      race (Yaroslav) 17 May 2021 20: 52
      +1
      Quote: 123
      Multi-vector to help. Let him go to Washington and demand justice and equality.

      So far, only the management of enterprises, against which the sanctions have been introduced, circulate statements in which they ask for the lifting of the sanctions on behalf of the workers. The statements are addressed to the US Congress, the US Department of State and the US Treasury Department. And workers are strongly "asked" to subscribe to them.
      1. 123 Online 123
        123 (123) 17 May 2021 21: 25
        0
        So far, only the management of enterprises, against which the sanctions have been introduced, circulate statements in which they ask for the lifting of the sanctions on behalf of the workers. The statements are addressed to the US Congress, the US Department of State and the US Treasury Department. And workers are strongly "asked" to subscribe to them.

        It looks like the management of the enterprises will change soon About those who "strongly asks to subscribe" video below.
  3. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 17 May 2021 16: 14
    +1
    no money but you stick to the bow
    I am tormented by vague doubts, is he going to GDP again with outstretched hand?
    1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 28 May 2021 11: 12
      -1
      Useless. Putin has not lent money to a multi-vector for a long time. Last year I gave a little, but purely on paper. They were immediately taken by Gazprom to pay off multi-vector debts.
  4. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 17 May 2021 16: 42
    +1
    we would have it in RUSSIA to withdraw dollars from the bourgeoisie in favor of the national economy ................. well done dad
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 17 May 2021 17: 15
      +1
      Yeltsin-Gaidar-Chubais and Co. were allowed to withdraw from the country and did not offend themselves ...
    2. race Offline race
      race (Yaroslav) 17 May 2021 20: 39
      +3
      Quote: aries2200
      we would have it in RUSSIA to withdraw dollars from the bourgeoisie in favor of the national economy ................. well done dad

      Sanctions will be introduced - will be!
    3. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 28 May 2021 11: 13
      0
      They were seized in 1917, they became even poorer in life.
  5. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 17 May 2021 17: 44
    +1
    Here, the details arrived in time, how the partners of the multi-vecton with the opposition are working, by the way, they don't forget about us either. winked

    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 17 May 2021 19: 56
      -1
      Hi Dima I'm not sure if all my colleagues speak English ...! sad
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 17 May 2021 21: 21
        -4
        Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
        Hi Dima I'm not sure if all my colleagues speak English ...!

        I apologize for getting into the dialogue, but in the Russian Federation this is generally not good at all. I was in the pool, there the Estonians, 12 years old, were all joking in English among themselves. Whoever you can't talk to when you're young, young people can do anything.
        1. 123 Online 123
          123 (123) 17 May 2021 21: 23
          +6
          I apologize for getting into the dialogue, but in the Russian Federation this is generally not good at all. I was in the pool, there the Estonians, 12 years old, were all joking in English among themselves. Whoever you can't talk to when you're young, young people can do anything.

          The slave is obliged to know the language of the owner, this does not apply to Russia.
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 17 May 2021 21: 41
            -7
            Quote: 123
            The slave is obliged to know the language of the owner, this does not apply to Russia.

            Now is the time of general exchange. And you just stayed in that era, the era of "masters and slaves".
            This is evident from the standard of living. Your level. The owner has palaces of 100 each .. And a third of the GDP is from your Master's friends !!
            1. 123 Online 123
              123 (123) 17 May 2021 22: 14
              +6
              Now is the time of general exchange. And you just stayed in that era, the era of "masters and slaves".

              Here you are slaves and exchange yes Wait a little, as there will be nothing to feed you, they will start offering us again smile

              This is evident from the standard of living. Your level.

              What can you see from the farm there?

              The owner has palaces of 100 ..

              You do not count the master's good, they will still be punished.

              And a third of the GDP from your Master's friends !!

              Is it yours in the sense of yours? We have no masters, only our own army in the country. The slaves have someone else's boots trampled on the ground.
        2. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
          igor.igorev (Igor) 28 May 2021 11: 15
          0
          Why study English in Russia? Those who need him for work are taught. Found an example with the Baltics.
        3. aries2200 Offline aries2200
          aries2200 (aries) 28 May 2021 12: 04
          0
          Without knowledge of the language, toilets will not be allowed to clean in Europa
  6. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 17 May 2021 21: 17
    -5
    Thus, the United States is helping to make Putin's dream of including Belarus a part of the Russian Federation come true. Old man better surrender there than the West. Sorry for Kolya. He prepared for the heirs. But although the GDP will have money like manure in the Crimea to build a dacha for 10 billions. Or a monarchic marriage with a daughter, whatever. Putin seems to have one divorcee.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 17 May 2021 21: 51
      +2
      Dear Vladimir!
      You are a citizen (in your words, Latvia).
      But why do you hate Russia so much?
  7. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 17 May 2021 22: 31
    +1
    Uzas-uzas-bustle ... Well, first of all, it's not over yet. And But Father, smuggling is nothing new. They still struggle to catch him by the hand. Although, ... to sell them about his friendship and for this he will not be able to knock out some money for the USPs. This is unlikely. But it can also twist.

    Unless, of course, they have "their" person next to him. There is a sea of ​​candidates. On quiet Russophobia, he fostered more than one. He trampled everything more or less pro-Russian, as if there were no Russians left in Belarus ... Only McKay is worth something ... Flesh and Blood, as they say. Like Medvedev for Putin. Loyal to father and his ideas ...

    Well, it doesn't matter. "Easy money" - they are. Easy to come and easy to go.
  8. Pivander Offline Pivander
    Pivander (Alex) 17 May 2021 22: 31
    +3
    Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
    Dear Vladimir!
    You are a citizen (in your words, Latvia).
    But why do you hate Russia so much?

    Yes, he seems to be an Estonian ss partner. He has no monetary relations with Latvia.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 17 May 2021 23: 17
      +1
      Its here on the forum words ... But the question remains.
      However, most likely, this is a Ukrainian bot ...
  9. aquarius580 Offline aquarius580
    aquarius580 18 May 2021 01: 45
    +1
    You can't be "a little pregnant". Surrendered to the USSR in exchange for golden toilets - you have to follow the rules set by the Masters.
  10. MikeD Offline MikeD
    MikeD (MikeD) 7 June 2021 10: 47
    0
    I don't see any particular problems. The sale of petroleum products is still not going directly, but through traders. A trader buys FOB goods from Belarus in Ust-Luga, picks it up with his tanker and takes it away. There are many calculation options ...