Lukashenko: Belarus can do without Russian oil

13:40, 03 February 2017

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has said that Belarus can do without Russian oil, although it will not be easy, according to Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA).


"We can do without Russian oil. It is going to be difficult. But freedom and independence are not measured by money," he said at the meeting with the members of the public, representatives of the Belarusian and foreign mass media on February 3, BelTA reported.

Lukashenko stressed: "Independence on one side and Russian, Iranian, Azerbaijani or U.S. oil on the other are irreconcilable notions."

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 1, Belarus raised tariffs for the transit of Russian oil in response to the reluctance of the Russian Federation to reduce gas prices.

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