In the Kremlin commented on the financial claims of Minsk to Moscow


RIA Novosti

Russia has allocated over $ 6 billion of Belarus in the form of loans, this burden was placed an additional burden on the budget of the Russian Federation, is spoken in the comment of the press service of the Kremlin.

“As of today all our Belarusian partners allocated over $ 6 billion of loans in various tranches. This credit load just lay an additional burden on the budget of the Russian Federation”, — said the press service.

On the official portal of legal information of the Russian Federation was published three orders of the FSB of Russia, from which it follows, on the border with Belarus created a border zone in the Pskov, Smolensk and Bryansk regions. The decision comes into force on 7 February. Lukashenka then accused the Russian Federation in violation of international treaties.

In addition, at a press conference on Friday, Lukashenko proposed to initiate a criminal case against the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert for the obstruction of supplies of Belarusian foodstuffs to Russia, causing damage to Belarus. The Rosselkhoznadzor in response to the criticism, Lukashenko said that restrictions in the supply of products from Belarus are carried out in accordance with the rules of international trade.

Also Lukashenko said Friday that Belarus appealed to the court at the reduction of Russian oil supplies. However, he said that he regarded the situation around oil and gas dispute with Russia “as a mockery”. Oil and gas dispute between Russia and Belarus lasts from the beginning of 2016, when Minsk said about the unfairness of prices for Russian gas and unilaterally started to pay for it at a lower price. Russia in turn announced a reduction of duty-free oil supplies to Belarus, linking it with both the underpayment for gas and short supply of petroleum products in the Russian Federation. In October last year, the parties, without going into detail, announced about achieving compromise. However, the dispute remains open until now.