Accounting should not be the basis of the Belarusian-Russian relations. The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting on current issues of development of the country, reports “BelTA”.
The President of Belarus at the beginning of the meeting demanded to report to him about cooperation with Russia, especially given the recently held in Bishkek intergovernmental meetings in the framework of the Eurasian economic Union. “I, of course, in General terms, familiar. I was most surprised by the statements of my friend hardened Medvedev (Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev – Ed) – said the head of state. – We are already starting to scare that the natural gas we buy at European prices. The type that will not pay $ 150, but $ 200.. you know, akin to what the hint is all in Russia, first of all, in Belarus, that we are freeloaders in Russia: behold, see, we are doing a gift”.
According to Lukashenko, Medvedev needs to understand that if we pay in Europe, for something he, too, will have to pay. “And the price will be enormously higher than the price of natural gas. It seemed to me, and I think so far, and probably the vast majority of the Russian people and Russians think and understand that our relationship with Russia is not accounting. Accounting here and the price of natural gas, which belongs to Medvedev, should not be the basis of our relations,” stressed the Belarusian leader.
Alexander Lukashenko outlined what she wants Belarus to the settlement of oil and gas relations. “I will say very briefly and clearly what we want: any of the low prices we do not want gas. We need the leadership of the brotherly Russia fulfilled its obligations. In content and in spirit. If we are building our Union – United state we made the decision to build, that our people and businesses, the business should be equal conditions on the market. All we want nothing else”, he said.
“If someone clever out there thinks we can always be tilted and put on the knees, this will not” – said Alexander Lukashenko.
Earlier, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Belarus, requiring to reduce the price of Russian gas, “no one holds” in the Eurasian economic Union.