Russia refuses to sign a package of agreements on the construction of nuclear power plants until the joint venture for the sale of electricity.
The package of documents on the construction of nuclear power plant includes an agreement on the construction of nuclear power plants, the allocation of credit and energasystem on parallel operation of the two countries. The Russian side has added a condition to the beginning of the construction of nuclear power plant was a joint venture sales of electricity. However, this does not agree Belarusian side.
Another condition of the Russian side — that Russia's share in the joint venture was not less than 50%. That is, the Russian claim to half the proceeds from the sale of electricity to the Belarusian nuclear power plant, if it is to be built at the expense of the Russian loan.
Although the country's level of economic entities have found solutions to the dispute, the position of leadership of the Russian government remains unchanged. In the "Rosatom" state, saying that "as soon as the Russian Prime Minister will give the go-ahead, the agreement will be signed."
Commenting this situation, economist Michael Zaleski noted that the Russians are doing as much as they had planned, so as planned Russian station in the Belarusian land:
"This is consistent dadushvanne its satellite and a vassal to the position in which, according to the Russian idea, should be. Zabiranne It currently. We allow you to have in our station on your land 50%. This is crucial for Russia because 9000000000 — the size of the loan, which asks Belarus — are suspicious. They think that some of this money will be used inappropriately. To have full control over cash flows during the construction and operation of nuclear power plants, they now require a 50% of participation. To on an equal footing as the control flow of money to his station, and the use of their money to their station. "
Earlier, leaders of Belarus stated that a package of agreements on the construction of nuclear power plants will be signed before the end of July. Now, given the fundamental differences, its signature is uncertain.
Belarus plans in 2018 to commission two nuclear power plant unit and expects to receive for the construction of the Russian loan of 9 billions of dollars.