Speaking to the team "Russian Belarus," Alexander Lukashenko said that the situation with gas supplies to Belarus does not threaten the security of the country: "There is nothing unsafe that can threaten the security of Belarus. Even gas issues "- highlighted Lukashenko.
Alexander Lukashenko assured Belarus will pay off with "Gazprom" for Russian gas delivered. He said: This is the problem of "municipal husbands", and it will be solved:
"I gave the command to take the money from reserves and pay them these 460 millions of dollars. This — not the sum for the country. Naturally, we bare the reserves, but now and Chavez, and our other good friends said: do not worry — how much you need for loans (and not a percentage of sales), we will give to you. In order that you have a full stability. "
Alexander Lukashenko added that loans to pay for Russian gas not only offer such peace-loving countries to Belarus as Venesuela, but even the EU:
"Even Western commercial banks they say: we will give you for half a billion dollars — do not worry. Europe was worried! Esteem, now RF write about, although in Europe and we have now is not love and respect. Because now pay from reserves. Within a month, with loans from other countries is renewable, these reserves — and as a result we do not lose anything. Let them take the money and … live because they plan to live. "
Belarusian favorite also said that during the signing of the Last year agreement with "Gazprom" Belarusian side heartily warned in 2007, Belarus will not pay more than half of the established price, because it is bad for the welfare of the country. According to Lukashenko, then Our homeland, allegedly, took such an argument and confirmed its willingness to assist the credit of up to 2 billion dollars for up to 15 years.
But also when the government began negotiations for a loan, our homeland, according to Lukashenko, the Belarusian side humiliate became unworkable different criteria — first very highest bank interest. Whereupon Lukashenko ordered Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky and other more not to go to Moscow.
As a result, Lukashenko said: you have to cross closer to the reality of business with Russia.
These statements Alexander Lukashenko made the newspaper "Russian Belarus" congratulations journalists during the 80th anniversary edition.
As they say the staff of the Press House, preparing to visit Lukashenko since the beginning of the week. A few days then hosted representatives of presidential security service, and twice the other day with shampoo was washed asphalt around the building. On arrival day moving journalists House press were severely limited, and some even got editorial unscheduled holiday.
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