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14 September 2020, 16:33

Russia intends to lend Belarus $1.5bn

Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Russian president, BelTA
Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Russian president, BelTA

SOCHI, 14 September (BelTA) – Russia intends to give Belarus a $1.5 billion loan, Russia President Vladimir Putin said as he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Sochi on 14 September, BelTA has learned.

“We have agreed to give Belarus a $1.5 billion state loan in this difficult period. And we will do it. As far as I now, our finance ministers are already working on this,” Vladimir Putin said.

He noted that the loan will be granted in the near future. “I hope that this will have an appropriate impact on the financial markets,” Vladimir Putin added.

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