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12 April 2022, 18:10

Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia finally switch to Russian rubles in payments

AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) - Belarus is happy with using Russian currency in payments with Russia, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media after the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.

“We can sell everything we produce here. It means that we are okay with using the Russian ruble in payments. We have finally started using the Russian currency to buy gas and oil, other products. We are absolutely okay with that,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

The head of state agreed that sanctions cause unnecessary problems. According to him, Belarus and Russia will cope with them and gradually resolve all the issues, but the time that could have been spent to move forward more quickly is spent on finding workarounds.

“The world today is such that it is not possible to crush anyone. Especially not such a huge country as Russia, which is absolutely self-sufficient. They [West] however decided on such behavior. We tell them: “Goodbye then. We will make our own lives. And we can do everything,” the president stressed.

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