Lukashenko has blamed Russia of “barbaric attitude”. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia allegedly does not comply with the obligations in the framework of the Eurasian economic Union.
During the visit to Gomel oblast on Friday, August 10, Alexander Lukashenko, according to the Agency “BelTA” has made several critical comments in Russia.
In particular, speaking to employees of OJSC “Gomselmash”, he said that Russia allegedly creates uncompetitive conditions for Belarus and violates the agreements, in particular in terms of subsidy, the company “Rostselmash”. At the same time Lukashenko has not said whether any subsidies JSC “Gomselmash”, 50% of whose shares are in Belarusian state property.
“I want to keep “Gomselmash”. We now have a difficult period: the Russians behave savagely towards us, publicly talking about it. They demand from us something like we’re vassals they have, and in the framework of the EEU, where they invited us, they fulfil their obligations don’t want to. So they create a non-competitive situation.
Russia accused the Americans and the West in creating the “uncompetitive advantage”. And do something for us they are the same create non-competitive conditions. This is another topic of our conversation with the President of Russia. But we have to work in those conditions, which exist today.
Important – we have two to three years to survive. We will be very strong pressure from competitors. We’re backed with the West are different “classes lexionary”, etc., and we are caught, unfortunately, in the East, our “elder brother” who acts in the competition unfair. They Rostselmash your support, subsidize, violating our agreements in the Eurasian economic Union. It is wrong, unfair, and this issue we do not remove from the agenda of the Belarusian-Russian negotiations on the level of governments and even presidents.
We as we can support your business. But you hurry up and get to work. We need two to three years to survive in this unfair competition and outperform their rivals (that is, my friend, the President of Russia calls partners and I call our at least rivals)”.