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Prime Minister of Belarus assessed decision of EU to allocate €53 million to Belarusian people

Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko commented the decision of the European Union to allocate 53 million euros for aid to the republic, having said that it was «somehow not very generous.»

Prime Minister of Belarus assessed decision of EU to allocate €53 million to Belarusian people

Golovchenko called the EU's decision to allocate 53 million euros for aid to Belarusian people "not very generous."

The Belarusian prime minister added that he sees no point in commenting on this EU decision.

Golovchenko emphasized the appeal of some opposition representatives to create a full-fledged boundary with the Russian Federation would cost the republic about a billion dollars and would take up to five years.

He also announced the appeal to withdraw from the CSTO, made during the election campaign from the candidates Kanopatskaya, Dmitriev and Cherechnya, is aimed at breaking up military-political cooperation with Russia. Golovchenko added that these will lead to loss of the Belarusian defense industry, which will amount to about 300-350 million dollars each year.

In turn, the transition to NATO standards will lead to the fact that the republic will be given decommissioned weapons, and it will be forced to spend at least 2% of GDP on defense, the head of the Belarusian government said.

Golovchenko also considers it is wrong to talk about Russia's dominance in the Union State and the Eurasian Economic Union. He explained that it is fair to say that the Russian Federation dominates "in terms of economy," but all decisions are made only by "consensus."

The prime minister recalled that when leaving the Union State and other integration associations, 650 thousand residents of Belarus who live in Russia will suffer. He noted that in this case, Belarusians in the Russia will lose free entry into the country, pensions, social, medical support and an education.

 

Photo: Viktor Tolochko / Sputnik

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