“An approach has been proposed that takes into account the reduction in export duties, namely, a reduction in premiums of approximately $ 2 per tonne each year, that is, in proportion to a reduction in export duties. This will partially offset the effect of the reduction in export duties, ”RIA Novosti quoted Novak as saying.

Earlier, the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting with the republic’s ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko, said that Belarus’s losses from reducing oil export duties in Russia would amount to $ 430 million in 2020.

The Kremlin confirmed that the topic of compensating Minsk’s losses due to a tax maneuver was touched upon during a telephone conversation between the leaders of the two countries.