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The press service of the Kremlin has responded to the criticism of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in Russia. Moscow pointed to Minsk provided large-scale assistance and called on to settle disputes in a peaceful manner
In comments to the press service, received by the RBC, said that economic and commercial disputes between the countries should be resolved in a peaceful manner in the course of business negotiations.
“We expect that the set of disagreements that currently appears in our agenda, to be resolved in the course of such negotiations”, – noted in comments.
It also emphasizes that “the Russian side has provided and continues to provide large-scale economic, political and other assistance to Belarus on the basis of a special allied nature of our relations.”
As an example, the press-service of the Kremlin results in the allocation of Minsk more than $6 billion of loans in various areas, annual duty-free deliveries between 2011 and 2015 in the amount of from 18 to 23 million tons of oil. “All our Russian budget in this period was a shortfall of $22.3 billion, All this is nothing as direct and indirect support of the Union of the Belarusian state. Let’s not forget that $2 5 billion tranche was also provided in the form of loans through the Eurasia Foundation and development”, – said the press service.
“In Moscow consider priority goals and objectives continue the integration process and give them priority”, – emphasized in the comments. It also States that in Moscow “with great attention to further development of the Union state of Russia and Belarus.”
In comments to the press-service of the Kremlin also expressed bewilderment in Moscow about the Lukashenka’s decision to open a criminal case against the head Rosselhoznadzora Sergey Dankvert. “We believe that he is a Russian supervision performs its functions and performs them brilliantly and we are really puzzled in connection with this decision.
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On Friday, February 3, Lukashenko on a press-conferences in Minsk has made some critical remarks about Russia. In particular, the claim of the Belarusian leader referred to the reduction of oil supplies and the actions of the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert. In addition, Lukashenko accused Russia of violating international treaties.