the Economic integration of Belarus and Russia within the Union state does not threaten the sovereignty of both countries, we are talking about the new positioning, increase competitiveness, support exports, said the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev. The diplomat also announced the meeting of the Union Council of Ministers at the end of the year, which will continue the alignment of the road maps.
At the same time, the Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko said that Russia in 2019 were offered Belarus to transfer to the supranational level 95% of powers. Minsk still raises the question of compensation to the Belarusian refinery in connection with the tax maneuver in the Russian Federation. However, States are trying to agree on forming a common gas market and negotiate prices.
the Agreement on mutual recognition of visas between Russia and Belarus will work in practice in late 2020 — early 2021.
the Official also asked not to make the hype surrounding the presidential elections in Belarus, because they had always been, and that’s fine, reports “Interfax”.
in 2020 Belarus has not had an agreement with Russia for the supply of oil through the Druzhba pipeline because of a dispute over the size of the award to duty free price of oil. Only GK Safmar Mikhail Gutseriev continued supply, in connection with which Minsk began to buy oil from other suppliers. In March agreement was renewed.