Ukrainian Ambassador joked that he is ready to answer any questions because he was a representative of the authorities and the opposition. Over the past six months turnover between Ukraine and Belarus increased by 46.7% to $ 2.3 billion, significantly increased imports from Belarus to Ukraine — by 53.5%.
Regarding the accession to the Customs Union, Roman Byassmertny said that if the economic motives will allow Ukraine to see your interest in this Union, Ukraine will cooperate. But as long as these conditions do not exist:
"Today, Ukraine's accession to the Customs Union is a clear defeat of Ukraine, but still a great defeat for the Customs Union. The second point: Ukraine is a member of the World Trade Organization. Choose: Market 160 countries or markets of the three countries … "
Now, more liquid market for Ukraine from countries of the World Trade Organization — said the Ambassador.
According to Roman Byassmertnaga, Belarus debt issue relates to the question of the border. And this is the main obstacle for the decision on the exchange of instruments of ratification
"The Ukrainian side does not see the possibility to answer for something that belonged to the former Soviet Union and businesses that currently do not exist. Therefore, the parties also an ongoing discussion, consultation. It will be possible to find some acceptable formula — let's wait. "
Ukrainian Ambassador said that he is optimistic about all the issues that have in the statements of the Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine signed a road map.
Roman Byassmertny did not rule out the possibility in the future of transportation of Venezuelan oil to Belarus pipeline:
"If the volumes are not allowed to transport by rail, and the combined method — railway and tube or pipe only, of course, it will go to Ukraine. Today traspartavats profitable railway. Those volumes that are delivered to the port of Odessa, traspartuyutstsa at Mozyr Oil Combine the railroad. "
As for the ban on export of grain, Roman Byassmertny says:
"Ukraine is not allowed, As a member of the World Trade Organization, to close export. Can we talk about kvatsiravanni, that is, where and how much. To date, the government together with the grain traders (at the initiative of grain traders) is considering the question — regarding the possible kvatsiravannya. But no decision has been made yet.
Ukraine plans to make up This year, 42-43 million tonnes of grain, of which 18-19 million tons of wheat. Domestic needs are 5,000,000 tonnes, a sufficient margin, you need only in a businesslike way to dispose of them.
If all prior intergovernmental agreement will be executed, then Ukraine will not apply any sanctions against Belarusian sugar supplied to the market of Ukraine.
"Everything will depend on the analysis of the supply of sugar this year. When cases of substitution of white sugar from sugar cane origin repeated, of course, forced to Ukraine will be adopteds such a decision.
Ukrainian Ambassador sees no reason to impose export duties on supplies of fuel and lubricants — in his opinion, it is instantly reflected in the price of bread. If all prior intergovernmental agreement will be executed, then Ukraine will not apply any sanctions against Belarusian sugar supplied to the market of Ukraine. With regard to restricting imports of Ukrainian beer in Belarus, it should be decided at the level of suppliers of beer, not governments. And how to regulate beer market — it is a problem of the Belarusian government.