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22 April, Monday


The tension sparks between Belarus and Russia over closure of market

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko compared certain actions of Russian partners aimed at closing the market for Belarus with sanctions. He made the statement at the session with the economic bloc of the government on 11 April, BelTA has learned.

“When I received a list of questions I was surprised by one thing: in recent time (maybe, mass media are lying or I get deceptive information) I've heard and read every day that our major trade partner (they like to call themselves partners) introduce more and more sanctions against Belarus,” the head of state said.

“They are under sanctions and condemn them, and I am absolutely on their side in this regard. And at the same time they are using the same weapon against their closest allies.”

“They closed one enterprise, then another enterprise. Then they did not like carrot, lettuce, or cucumbers, or things like that. There are suspicions that we deliver things from wrong places. And our enterprises are closed every day. They are closing the market for us,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

“We must take corresponding measures instead of turning the other cheek. Look into the matter and report to me next week,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The Kremlin does not agree with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who called the closure of the Russian market for several goods from Belarus - ‘sanctions’, Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday, TASS reports.

"Of course, we cannot agree with Alexander. Russia does not impose any sanctions," Peskov said.

 

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