Russia has refused to loan Belarus

This was stated by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Kudrin. On He said, Belarus can get money from the EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund. Kudrin also told the Belarusian leadership to ask for money to the IMF, to individual countries and to privatize.

Russia does not consider the possibility of allocating credit to Belarus from its budget, it is only about lending crisis fund of the Eurasian Economic Community, told reporters Wednesday Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Russia Alexei Kudrin.

Belarus previously applied for the use of its financial support of the EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund, as well as from Russia.

Kudrin added that the conditions for granting loan to Belarus can be defined for the visit of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Minsk, scheduled for next week.

According to Kudrin, the program of lending to Belarus from the EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund may be granted loans in the amount of about one billion dollars per year in 2011-2013.

"We are considering the possibility of granting the loan in the amount of one billion dollars (in This year,), But because the program is designed for three years, then also consider such loans in 2012-2013 "- quoted Kudrin Russian news agency" Novosti ".

He also said that he considered it appropriate handling of Belarus in the International Monetary Fund or to individual countries for loans because of money that can be allocated to the EurAsEC will not be enough. In addition to credit support, says the head of the Russian Ministry of Finance, Belarus to privatize a number of objects that are of interest of foreign investors, and it would get about $ 2 billion from privatization. Kudrin said that two years Belarus ago set a target to become the most attractive country for investment, which proposed to privatize some state-owned enterprises.

"We welcome it," — he said.

The day before, the Government of the Russian Federation introduced a bill on changes to the 2011 budget amendments by the need of distribution of expected additional revenues from oil sales of 1.46 trillion Russian rubles.

Simultaneously, the expenditure side of the Russian budget will be submitted to an article that allows the Russian government to provide credit assistance to Belarus — through EurAsEC anti-crisis fund — the amount of 14 billion Russian rubles, which is about $ 500 million.

Belarus requested in the aforementioned anti-crisis fund loan of $ 2 billion.

In the EEC, except for Belarus and Russia, includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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