TOLOCHIN DISTRICT, 11 November (BelTA) – Foreign businessmen, who are trying to abandon or sell their enterprises in Belarus, may face dire consequences. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement during a working trip to Tolochin District, Vitebsk Oblast, BelTA has learned.
A private company intends to explore wooden housing construction opportunities in the town of Kokhanovo. The president backed the endeavor and promised to consider the possibility of financial support.
“Housing construction is necessary. I think Russians are doing something similar,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Vitebsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Subbotin confirmed it. “Lithuanians approached us with this project, too,” he added.
The president responded abruptly and unambiguously to that: “I don't want to see your Lithuanians, Finns, and the rest anywhere close anymore. We know how they came here and how they abandoned everything and quit. We know it. I am already getting signals that Finnish owners of an enterprise I don't want to name have fled. Meanwhile, Lithuanians are running about and looking for ways to sell their enterprise at a profit instead of abandoning it. So, I want them to know that nobody will sell anything with foreign capital. It will be nationalized. That's it.”