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Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus Lost About $600 Million From The "Oil Showdown" With Russia

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus Lost About $600 Million From The "Oil Showdown" With Russia

Belarus has lost 1.5 billion Belarusian rubles (about $600 million) due to conflicts with Russia in the oil sector, according to President Alexander Lukashenko in his address to the Belarusian people and Parliament on Tuesday.

"We are in this difficult situation (the pandemic) did not close the company, unlike the rest of the world, and sent an additional 500 million rubles from the budget to those who were particularly in need of state support. And this is in those conditions when the budget has not received 1.5 billion [Belarusian] rubles from the oil showdowns with Russia."

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