“This is a simple account - our losses from reducing the customs duty on oil. And to the level of this year, at 24 million tons, this is about $ 420-430 million that we are losing, ”BelTA quotes Lukashenko.

According to him, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to compensate for this money at the expense of Russian companies.

As the head of the Belarusian state noted, this is “some kind of movement forward” and work will be carried out in this direction.

Earlier, the Kremlin confirmed that the topic of compensation for Minsk’s losses due to a tax maneuver was addressed during a telephone conversation between the leaders of the two countries.

The maneuver involves the gradual zeroing of the export duty on oil and an increase in the tax rate for its production.