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01 August 2022, 13:23

Belarus seeks to redirect exports previously bound for EU, Ukraine to Russia

Dmitry Krutoi (right)
Dmitry Krutoi (right)

MINSK, 1 August (BelTA) - The Belarusian president has set the task to redirect about half of the exports previously supplied to the EU and Ukraine to Russia, Dmitry Krutoi, new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation and concurrently plenipotentiary representative of Belarus to the CIS Economic Council, special representative for integration cooperation in the Union State, the EAEU, the CIS, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, told the media in Minsk on 1 August, BelTA has learned.

The new ambassador stressed that the most important thing is to increase the supply of Belarusian goods to Russia "The most important thing is, of course, trade. We need to redirect the $15 billion of our exports previously bound for the European Union and Ukraine, to the east," he said.

"Russia plays the key role here. The government aims to redirect $4-5 billion to the Russian market, and the president set the task ща $6-8 billion," Dmitry Krutoш emphasized.

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