Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during a meeting with representatives of the general public, experts, and mass media titled as the Big Conversation with the President on 9 August, BelTA has learned.
- The tax maneuver needs to be calculated and compensated if such a decision is made
- But some progress has been made in that regard
- We've fulfilled our commitments and made the 1st step, as large as about 50%
- We don't want some sum, we want our oil refineries to enjoy conditions equal to those of the Russian ones at least in this regard
BelTA reported earlier that support for Belarus due to the tax maneuver in Russia was discussed during the meeting of Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin in Sochi in July.
The Belarus president's press secretary Natalya Eismont said after the meeting:
- A solution was found regarding the tax maneuver in Russia in the area of oil refining for the sake of compensating for Belarus' losses from this tax maneuver
The governments had been instructed to work out the final scheme.