gas and oil products markets will unite in 2023.
At a press conference following a meeting with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 28 programs have been approved, which regulate the establishment of the Russian-Belarusian federated state.
According to the TC “Russia-24”, a new approval of the programs is expected to be given by the governments of the two countries (September 10) and the Supreme Council of the State of the Union (by now end of the year). The content of the 28 projects has not been disclosed.
It is known that access to public procurement, industrial policy, energy, gas and oil markets will be combined.
The two countries will sign an accord on this matter in 2023, on December 1, said Vladimir Putin.
It also became known that next year the cost of 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas for Belarus will remain at the current level, inflation will not be taken into account in account. It will amount to $ 128,500 per 1,000 cubic meters.
In addition, from September to December this year, Minsk will receive a loan of $ 630 million from Moscow.
In addition, to the Belarusian leader's surprise, the Russian Federation is lifting restrictions on flights between Russia and Belarus amid a pandemic. Vladimir Putin said this at a joint conference and surprised his Belarusian partner.
“You haven't told me about it”, was surprised Lukashenko gratefully.
It can be expected that in the near future the volume of flights will increase from 36 per week to the previous standards (200).
Recall that the agreement on the establishment of the Russia-Belarus federated state was signed in 1999 by Yeltsin and Lukashenko.
, taxation, energy and transport.
After 20 years, the development of the integration roadmaps began, which led to the emergence of 28 programs.
In the spring of this year 27 out of 28 were agreed, with an exception only on the price of hectares of gas. Minsk wanted to equalize prices with inland regions.
The Russian Cabinet of Ministers considered that Belarus, in order to receive “gas, as in the Smolensk region”, should be part of the Russian Federation.
As Topnews previously wrote, Lukashenko arrived in Russia to discuss the integration of the Russian Federation and Belarus.