The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that Russia did not put additional conditions for Belarus for the loan, apart from commercial ones, writes TASS.
"There can be no question of any other conditions," the Kremlin spokesman stressed.
He added that on September 14 in Sochi, Vladimir Putin discussed with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko the supply of energy resources to the republic. At the same time, Peskov refused to talk about the details of this conversation, noting only that its result is “constructive”.
In addition, the press secretary of the Russian leader stressed that Belarus is the closest ally and fraternal country for the Russian Federation, and the Kremlin hopes that this will continue to be so, RIA Novosti writes.
At a meeting with Lukashenka in Sochi yesterday, Putin said that Moscow would provide Minsk with a state loan of $ 1.5 billion. Peskov, following the talks between the presidents, said that part of the loan will be intended to refinance old debts.