Tsigankov: Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov said he believes the actual resumption of negotiations on the introduction of the Russian ruble in Belarus as a single payment. "The situation is, frankly, actualized. Perhaps it makes sense to start talking, "- said Surikov told reporters on Wednesday in Minsk. As this happened, I had in mind Surikov, which is a" situation "?
Koktyish: C one side, we see the "beautiful menezhment" of the Belarusian authorities in the currency and economic issues on which society is beginning to heat up and boils. And there are tips from the Russian Ministry of Finance to do something, and from the Surikov, which, we note, sometimes has its own policy, which is different from the position of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
But if we keep in mind the agreed position and Surikov, the Russian Foreign Ministry, there can be quite an interesting combination. After all, if Lukashenka today indignantly rejected Moscow's offer of a single currency, then tomorrow he will hardly be able to talk about the Union State and to be quite a strong player on the Russian political space. After all, she is now politicized, and no new players and factors today are not needed there. So that the application can be Surikov and such "a priori razminiravannem."
Tsigankov: Many people in Belarus believe that the Kremlin has a strategy of incorporation of Belarus to be begins with the economic and financial things — the purchase of Belarusian enterprises, then the introduction of the Russian ruble. Do you think that such intentions Moscow does not?
Koktyish: Moscow is not up to Belarus, as they begin their own political struggle. As for enterprises, in an era of financial capitalism in crisis, they hardly anyone needed. This is a Belarusian "point", which is supported by the authorities, as if everyone is asleep and dream to capture the Belarusian refineries. In fact, it costs very little, and very few people need. This is not a Volvo, MAN, and not with their advanced technology.
As for the financial association, I do not think that Belarus is just a tidbit. But to take measures to protect the Russian political space — to the Kremlin is much more important. Lukashenko, of course, wants it to be Russia needs — but the reality is quite the opposite.