South Korean chain to open 33 movie theaters in MoscowBusiness & Economy October 23, 18:41
Russian MP blasts Riga’s educational language reform ploy as ‘linguistic genocide’World October 23, 18:28
Collector robbed of masterpieces by top Russian artists worth over half a million dollarsSociety & Culture October 23, 18:04
Russian expert calls Trump's decicion to quit UNESCO irresponsibleWorld October 23, 18:03
Russian anti-doping agency’s chief says all WADA’s reinstatement criteria metSport October 23, 17:50
Russia to focus on environmental problems at UN AssemblySociety & Culture October 23, 17:29
Expert warns cyberterrorism may grow and take new formsWorld October 23, 16:26
Russian communist party leader vows to quash all attempts to bury LeninSociety & Culture October 23, 16:21
Raqqa in ruins: Dresden-like decimated city picks up the pieces after liberationWorld October 23, 16:20
MINSK, March 18 (Itar-Tass) – President Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus will go through a new global economic crisis.
“Belarus has enough in the till. If it necessary, we’ll use our reserves and we’ll survive,” Lukashenko told Russia Today on Monday.
The president commented on mass media reports quoting the Director of U.S. National Intelligence as saying Belarus would face a new economic crisis in 2013.
Lukashenko said the whole world, including Belarus, could face a new economic crisis if “it comes from the United States”.
“This is the fact that Europe went economically wrong. Half of our export is there. What will happen with our economy? Of course, it will go wrong. We sagged a little in Russia: although there is no economic crisis in Russia the markets went down. We feel this, but we stand,” the Belarusian president said.
He stressed that this was related to such countries as Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine “where there are no hydrocarbons and their price is rather high in the world”.
Commenting on cooperation between Belarus and the IMF, Lukashenko said, “In due time the IMF’s Rapid Credit Facility dictated very severe economic terms: we stood. We fulfilled all conditions: now we’re paying these debts.”