Sep 17, 2020
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Russia will provide a loan to Belarus in two stages

Russia will provide Belarus with $ 1 billion in 2020 and $ 500 million in 2021. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told about it.

how reports Gazeta.Ru, thus the loan will be presented in two stages.

This year we want to provide $ 1 billion, of which $ 500 million from the EFSD (Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development) and $ 500 million from the interstate loan. Next year - $ 500 million at the expense of interstate loan, - quotes TASS Siluanova.

As wrote, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia will provide Belarus with a state loan "at this difficult moment." He thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his support and said that "a friend is known in trouble, this is a lesson for us, for all post-Soviet republics."

It is noted that for Lukashenka, negotiations in Sochi with Putin took place within the framework of the first foreign visit after the elections held on August 9. The voting results led to massive protests in Belarus that continue to this day. Tens of thousands of people participate in street processions, believing the voting results to be falsified. According to the official data of the Central Election Commission of the republic, 80.1% of voters voted for the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, and 10.1% - for his main rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

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