Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko considers that the Russian side owes money to Belarus for border guarding, Interfax reports.
Lukashenko said that his country is trying to guard the border with Russia and this cost a bomb. When asked how much Russia owes Belarus, the head of the republic noted that he would not publicly give the figures, but he wanted the neighboring country to give at least half.
“We can see everything from the Black Sea to the Baltic sea… Could you imagine how much we need to spend to get to know what is happening in NATO countries every day,” Lukashenko said.
He added that the Belarusian state also spends a lot of money on the common air defense system with the Russian side.
The head of Belarus noted that he did not want to count the money but Russia started the first, in particular, when she billed the country for natural gas and other raw materials.
“They keep calling us scroungers. Good. Let’s pay each other if they want,” Lukashenko added.
Concluding, the head of the country admitted that he had recently told the Russian authorities privately about the cost of joint projects.
“I’m not going to calculate it, but if necessary, we’ll do it. This is not cheap,” concluded Lukashenko.
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