According to BelTA, the heads of state, in particular, discussed energy supplies.

“Vladimir Vladimirovich proposed a formula to calculate how much we will lose from lowering customs duties in 2020 to the level of last year. If we received $ 1 billion from the duty last year, let’s say, and this year, by reducing this duty (it goes down all the time), we’ll get, say, $ 700 million. He said: we will compensate $ 300 million. Including through premiums to companies, ”Lukashenko said.

Earlier it was reported that the Belarusian concern Belneftekhim predicts a twofold increase in the financial losses of the country's oil refineries in 2020 compared to 2019 due to the implementation of a tax maneuver in the oil sector in Russia.

The Prime Minister of Belarus Sergey Rumas said that Minsk lost about $ 330 million in 2019 due to the tax maneuver of Moscow.

A tax maneuver in the Russian oil industry provides for the gradual zeroing of the export duty on oil and an increase in the tax rate for its production.