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Lukashenko: Belarus ‘ “awkward” to ask for money from Russia for military bases

Лукашенко: Беларуси "неудобно" просить деньги у России за военные базыMilitary sites are hosted for free.

Two Russian military facility will be able to stay in Belarus for free. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that make arrangements to pay the rent Russia will not, because the Russian bases in the country have “General option”.

The Belarusian leader noted that “the Russians have a base to ask for money uncomfortable” because they allegedly fulfill a common function “for nuclear forces.”

We have two Russian bases, zero rubles, zero kopecks pay us. The deadline (lease – 24 channel). Agree, I even do not put the question on payment, – Lukashenka said.

However, he said that earlier it was proposed to conclude a Treaty on nuclear cover Belarus.

“Do you think Russia agreed to conclude such an agreement? Here’s a Union,” he said.

In addition, Lukashenko said that “no new base is not needed.” The head of Belarus has confirmed interest in hosting at their bases, Russian air force planes.

We have 3-4 air force base, let’s 10-20-30 aircraft, plant, use, – Lukashenka noted.

According to Lukashenko, the agenda of Belarusian-Russian cooperation issues remain unsolved, which soon will be considered at the highest level.

The head of state underlined that if Russia shows some kind of loan support, then, firstly, it is done with a much higher interest rate than the IMF loans. Second, Russia lends to the final consumer, which produces goods, including from Russian components.

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