Belarus and Russia agreed on the current year of payment on the republic's national debt. The Belarusian Ambassador to Moscow Dmitry Krutoy spoke about this on Monday, February 12.
As the diplomat said in an interview with ONT TV channel, the main task is “so that the debt simply does not put pressure on our investment plans, the implementation of our projects , including joint ones.”
Taking this into account, the Russian and Belarusian Ministries of Finance “have worked out this scheme, and with regard to debt, I think the issue is closed for this year,” Krutoy summarized.
In April 2022, Russia granted Minsk a deferment on the payment of loan obligations. As the Belarusian Ministry of Finance clarified, the country was supposed to pay more than $1 billion, but at that time could not do this due to Western sanctions.
In January, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko discussed the prospects for a joint development of countries, as well as their position in the international arena. Putin announced a number of important decisions aimed at further deepening the integration of states in the socio-economic and humanitarian spheres.