Putin forgives Lukashenko’s $1 billion debt | Ukraine Today .org

https://ukrainetoday.org/2020/08/28/putin-forgives-lukashenkos-1-billion-debt/

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has reached an agreement with Vladimir Putin to refinance Minsk’s 1 billion dollars debt owed to Russia.

“We have agreed with the President of Russia, and today our Prime Minister will hold talks with Mikhail Mishustin about refinancing,” said Lukashenko at a meeting on the development of the essential organizations of the Ministry of Industry.

“That is, we will keep this billion dollars loan, as agreed with Russia, we will keep it,” he explained, adding that it “will be a good reinforcement for our national currency.”…