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Lukashenko: Belarus can do without Russian oil

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).

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"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."

Journalists assess probability of Russian invasion via Belarus"Belarus will find a way out. Unfortunately, Russia does not understand it," Lukashenko stressed.

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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