Shows the kind of business "relations" that Putin have with Lukashenko in Belarus..
Basically Lukashenko extort Putin at any opportunity he can ,he make first a deal.. signed in a contract
and later wants to change it.. at the expense of Russia economy.. he wanted to pay the lowest gas prices
even more lower than the ones Russia give to the economic block from former soviet states.. and then
also he wanted to change the terms of a loan ,that he already signed years ago.. for building a nuclear
reactor with Russian money... for what? for ending Belarus dependence on russia energy..
So Putin needs to give $10 billions dollars from Russian budget ,to build a nuclear reactor for lukashenko..
then later he complain ,after the deal signed.. years earlier that he wants the paymens to be postponed and extended from 25 years to 35 years.. and he threaten Putin with moving close to the west and US he don't
agree with his demands..
So it doesn't suprise me at all.. putin is polite teddy bear ,and everyone try to take advantage of
him.. all this things show.. that russia is indeed a gas station and energy station in real practice.. that
russia cards of influence is limited to energy prices and selling of weapons.. i remember how lukashenko started
an scandal because Putin did not gave the transfer of technology of some Russian missiles .that he wanted.. for self defense.. and then in retaliation he got rockets from china instead..
So Putin is a serious threat for Russia national security ..everyone abuse of him weakness and politeness
and extort him.. lukashenko , erdogan ,and netanyahu.. manipulate him into consessions in almost any way
they want.. and his mediocre development of Russia ,with an economy focused in energy and commodities and low risk business ,in combination with his insecure personality , is the reason why Russia don't take off , and is so disrespected in the world.. is extorted.. and its interest always attacked..
Lukashenko is ready to go to extreme measures to distance itself from Russia on the Ukrainian model. In this he is supported by Pro-Western Russophobia the opposition previously supported his former Nemesis in violent Belarusization. The West also favors such solutions.
Barely ended in dramatic negotiations of Alexander Lukashenko with Vladimir Putin in Krasnaya Polyana, as the Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Council of Ministers Dmitry Krutoy made an official clarification of the agreements. Judging by the TV spots and accents in the official publications, as well as the comments of advocates, Moscow conceded the demands of the Belarusian delegation to deprive Belarus of favorable conditions for mutual trade, in particular to raise the price of Russian oil for the Belarusian side.
Incredible how to win in the negotiation process on the terms of Russian oil deliveries to Belarus presented to Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Krutoy: "the Russian side agreed that Belarusian refineries would buy the oil by agreement with the Russian oil companies at prices which are set on the world market. By the way, that during all the negotiations have repeatedly demanded our President and the Belarusian side".
"Belarus does not need any special conditions. We want to buy oil on the world quotes, not worse. Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with this approach. Moreover, he promised that the Russian government will provide every assistance in our work with the Russian extracting companies to supply oil to Belarusian refineries was exactly in such conditions that I said above".
The Belarusian state concern "Belneftehim" in early January, informed that "taking into account the implementation of the next phase of the tax maneuver in the Russian Federation the price of "cheap duty-free Russian oil" today is 83 per cent of the world". Thus, the leadership of Belarus has achieved in Sochi, the increase in the cost of Russian oil to Belarusian refineries.
Cool also reported a more important agreement, which is not too bulged, but is of vital importance for diversification of oil supplies to Belarus, in particular, from Kazakhstan: "There were certain restrictions on access to transit pipe "Transneft". The President of Russia promised all these restrictions removed. They are set for all export markets and supply it in a separate decree. In Belarus, this decree will not apply. That is, every company will be profitable and interesting to work with our refinery, will get the admission to the pipe, transit, supplies via the Transneft as an agent. Any restrictions here will not."
The restrictions were not discriminatory in respect of one only of Belarus. The experience of "contamination" of oil pipeline "Druzhba" last spring demonstrated that restriction of access is necessary, and existed in 2019 access rules should have been tightened.
A curious detail: after much discussion on the supply of "dirty oil" and claims incredible compensation Minsk still has not provided justification for such payments. Population long and in paints told who is guilty, resented the lack of payments from the Russian side, but their calculations are not provided. The Russian side had wisely decided not to give reasons for statements about insufficiently large payments or wrong calculation.
Also noteworthy is the ability of the current leadership of Belarus to think strategically. To make a bargain to carry in the process of large financial and reputational losses, and ultimately pay more — this is signature style. However, to register in the strategy of development of its petrochemical complex by 2030 foreign commodity risks and determine ways to minimize them, to practice to pay more — it is a sign of a special gift of government.
At the same time, statements Steep Deputy head of the state concern Belneftekhim Vladimir Sizov spoke about the preparation of the strategy of development of the petrochemical complex of the Republic for the next ten years, noting: "the Most important factors that we considered when developing the strategy is the external risks and ways to minimize them". He called the "main risk" — the change in the price of raw materials (i.e. crude oil). Describing this risk, he said — "is output at the world price and removal of the dependence of the petrochemical complex of these fluctuations, the ability to work in conditions of global prices for petrochemical raw materials". Judging by the actions of a very specific officials in the leadership of Belarus since the end of last year, they deliberately created such a risk, introducing the most important export industry of the Republic in a state of uncertainty.
The gas issue was also the focus of the Sochi negotiators. In 2019, the official Minsk refused to sign the contracts for the supply of oil and gas from Russia. If oil was to experiment overpayment for an urgent delivery of oil from Norway, with the gas supply there was no alternative.
Lukashenko, in this case, in the terminology of the Cool, "repeatedly demanded" reducing the cost of Russian gas to the level of the Smolensk region. During the Sochi negotiations of the Belarusian delegation pronounce numbers $100 and $94 per thousand cubic meters. As a result, gas in the current year, another unfinished part of the Union state will receive $127 — at last year's price.
"At the talks with Gazprom, of course, we will make a small adjustment in our favor, but as the basic variant, price $127 actually recorded at the presidential level", — said Cool.
He also said: "Now the task is, given that we have a gas contract there is only for two months — January and February still to solve the issue for March-December".
That is, of the Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian government can be understood as follows: the problem in understanding the left for Minsk, and he hopes for a price reduction — in recognition agreements. POPs up the analogy with the end of the fairy tale by Alexander Pushkin about the old man and the Golden fish.
By the way, meanwhile in Belarus again aggravated the problem of adequate perception of the world-genius: just before the Sochi talks, this time in Minsk, vandals defiled the monument to the classic of world literature. Prior to that, the monument to Pushkin in Mogilev disfigured other vandals official, so it's not unusual for Belarusian realities has not happened. These facts also affect the public perception and political leadership of Russia the prospects of integration, in which Lukashenko voiced their economic demands.
"Why did you deceive us? Moreover, don't cheat, and I think we forgot" — asked Lukashenko on 4 February in Dobrush provincial, presenting the claims of Moscow on the gas issue. For some time past he chose such a strange manner of communication with the Russian leadership.
Previously on this topic: Voluntarism Lukashenka provokes a crisis in Belarus
Lukashenka systematically declares that the Russian side does not fulfill the agreements on lowering the gas prices for Belarus, which was allegedly reached more than ten years ago when selling to Gazprom, the Belarusian gas transport enterprise "Beltransgaz" (now JSC "Gazprom transgaz Belarus"). Thus you cannot reference a single document and not telling the truth about that deal, turning the situation into a favourable perspective. Gas, meanwhile, for the Belarusian enterprises is expensive, and raises prices for the Belarusian domestic market, not Moscow.
Another question, who commented on the Steep after the negotiations of Lukashenka and Putin in Krasnaya Polyana — the construction of the Belarusian NPP. And here Minsk also initiated the revision of the reached arrangements. They are bonded not only presidents, but also intergovernmental agreements, contracts, and loans, for the most part already been spent on the construction of a nuclear power station. And now, after all this time and without regard to specific legal obligations by the price of nearly ten billion dollars, Lukashenko proposes to revise the deal for the NPP.
Read the news story: the NPP
"Today is probably the most significant joint integration project", — said the Deputy Chairman of the government of Belarus, making it clear that Minsk is aware of the importance of the initiated step.
According to Cool, the governments of Belarus and Russia will discuss the change in credit terms to Finance the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Grodno region. The Vice-Premier said: "there is an obvious solution, given the short delay of time. We are asking to delay the start time of the payments on the loan. Plus we ask, not to bear the additional load, extend the term of the loan and reduce the interest rate, bringing it in line roughly with those contracts that exist in the "Rosatom" in other countries. There may be a small interest rate adjustments".
Lukashenko at the negotiations on 7 February tried to convince Putin not only to reduce the rate of loan of the government of the Russian Federation, but also to extend the period of the Belarusian service obligations and debt repayment from 25 to 35 years. The intergovernmental loan agreement on granting to the government of Belarus, the Russian state export loan for the NPP construction was signed on 25 November 2011. The expense of the Russian budget in the amount of $10 billion make up a large part of the money for the project. Likewise been attracted by other Russian and foreign resources, the development of which was carried out by Russian, Belarusian and Chinese companies.
It would seem that Minsk and Moscow had agreed on the terms of crediting of the project. However, as with the price of Russian oil and gas, Lukashenka periodically initiates the scandals with the requirements to review the cost of Russian credit resources. Funding the NPP is no exception. Mikhail Babich thoroughly explained this issue last year when he was the Russian Ambassador and special representative of the President of Russia on development trading-economic cooperation with Belarus.
The NPP is intended to reduce the dependence of Belarus on imports of Russian energy. The solution to this problem, judging by the current rhetoric of Belarusian officials and Pro-Western opposition, will allow to deprive Russia of the possibility of "energy blackmail". In this context, it is clear why Lukashenka suddenly decided to pay out of people's pocket for "alternative" oil from Norway and other countries. The overpayment will constitute, by various estimates, several billion dollars that Minsk has no.
Political, or rather ideological considerations, judging by the wafting from Minsk rhetoric outweigh rational economic calculation. Lukashenko is ready to go to extreme measures to distance itself from Russia on the Ukrainian model. In this he supports the Pro-Western Russophobia the opposition previously supported his former Nemesis in violent Belarusization. The West also favors such solutions, as evidenced by recent statements by Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Paul Jablonski and many other officials, experts, and leaders of NGOs.
Lukashenko initiated the revision of long-standing and achieved a few dozen hours ago agreements demonstrates his inability. The success they started bargaining with Russia on oil and gas better judge of the Belarusian Directorate and millions of ordinary people, barely getting by. A number of Russian experts considers expedient for Moscow to take a pause in the discussion of serious issues with Minsk. Belarusian society, in turn, will have to decide with the prospect of living under such control on or soon to sacrifice something for a better future.
the most short sighted people with less iq.. ,will always blame always others.. for russia problems..
oh is lukashenko ,,he is such a pussy.. ohh is kasakistan government , the reason why they removing
russian language.. ohh.. is kazan ,the reason they want more automamy.. ohh is europeans..is their liberals
what destroy the world.. is the west ,what creates the 5th column.. they had to be paid.. but very few
will see the connection with Putin mediocre and weak leadership and outdated vision of Russia development..
with the poor and mediocre influence Russia have over christian nations.. mostly muslims third world country with zero leadership , follow Russia ,only for its weapons.. and to convert the nation into their religion..
had Russia was a modern nation with modern culture and a modern economy , a business super power
it will not need tolerate disrespect and extortion of so many nations and will impose its will without dropping
a single bomb or firing a bullet.. notice how baltics and all europe pay the prices that US demands.. they tell
jump and they do it.. why is that? but Russia is completely disrespected by west.. and allies too..and why
is that ? because US is a strong nation with strong business that leads world development and influence
the entire world with its modern culture .. and Russia not.. is a follower.
So anyone who wants to trade with US business will need to follow their lead and their demands..
because russia export nothing ,than the world could not get elsewhere..except for cheap prices. then russia becomes the less followed and only nations isolated from the world or rejected for their culture ,follows russia.