The Belarusian side will fully repay the accumulated debt for gas supplies to Gazprom at the expense of a loan from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD), said Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov in an interview with Pavel Zarubin in the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program on the Russia 1 TV channel ( VGTRK). According to the head of the Russian department, Minsk's debt to Gazprom is slightly less than $ 330 million. The volume of the EFSD loan under discussion is $ 500 million. “Full settlement to our gas company,” Siluanov said. “Belarus is our reliable borrower, there have not been any precedents of violation of the terms of loan repayment, we believe that this is a very good borrower. borrowings will be as the value on the domestic market plus a certain premium, “the minister said in detail.
He stressed that both the Belarusian economy and the Russian one are supported. “Because settlements are provided to Russian suppliers, there will be no delays in payment. There is a mutual interest,” says Siluanov. The head of the Ministry of Finance noted that the ministry hears talk about the fact that in a difficult situation for Russia, it provides loans to foreign countries. “In this case, this is our very close trade and economic partner. These are orders for our enterprises, this is employment at our enterprises,” Siluanov said.