Lukashenko accused Russia of unleashing the trade “fights” against Belarus
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko criticized Russia’s restrictions on the export of Belarusian products.
During the annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, Mr. Lukashenko said that in our day “actually breaks the global trading system”.
“Far beyond the examples do not have to walk. Take at least dairy, meat fights, sugar, who are satisfied with our closest partner, allowing natural products to your market,” he said (quoted by TASS).
He also cited the example of a trade war with China, adding that “simultaneously deployed large-scale sanctions war against Russia.” According to Alexander Lukashenko, the situation deteriorated to such an extent that “on the advice of the ocean, the European Union restricts private companies operating in the oil market with our Eastern neighbor (Russia.— “Kommersant”)”.
According to the President of Belarus, world leaders rely on force, including the military, to safeguard and promote their interests.
“There are voices about the return of the cold war, even more ice. This explosive situation. She clearly demonstrated how fragile the world can be,” believes Mr. Lukashenko.
Recall that Russia periodically imposes restrictions on the supply of milk from Belarus. According to Rosselkhoznadzor, 2016 to February 2018, the share of Belarusian products with banned and harmful substances have increased from 2.6% to 65.6%. In addition, a ban on imports of pork from Belarus. They also discussed the possibility of limiting import of Belarusian tomatoes and potatoes.
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