Belarus will continue buying oil in other countries even if this oil is more expensive than Russian. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with personnel of Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board Mill on 14 February, APA reports citing BelTA.
During recent negotiations in Sochi President of Russia Vladimir Putin doubted that Belarus would continue buying oil from other countries. “Why would you do it if it is still more expensive than Russian oil?” he wondered.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that Belarus will continue diversifying purchases. “In order not to kneel down every year on 31 December,” the head of state explained.