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Russia, Belarus to prepare plan against sanctions, Lukashenko’s press service says

According to the press secretary of the Belarusian President Natalia Eismont, the presidents also touched on the subject of removing the remaining barriers to deliveries of Belarusian products
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Nikolai Petrov/BelTA/TASS
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko
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MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have assigned the cabinets of ministers of their countries the development of a joint plan of counteracting Western sanctions, press secretary of the Belarusian President Natalia Eismont reported on Wednesday.

The two leaders held talks on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.

"The governments were tasked with approving and developing precisely that joint plan on counteracting the sanctions," she said in an interview with the Mir TV channel. According to the spokeswoman, the presidents also touched on the subject of removing the remaining barriers to deliveries of Belarusian products, including in the sphere of state acquisitions.

The press secretary said that Belarusian banks will be supported by the necessary volumes of resources to perform transactions. She noted that the leaders also touched on the issue of uninterrupted deliveries of hydrocarbon raw materials to Belarus. "The price of the natural gas in 2022 [will be] no higher than the 2021 price and it will be finalized before the end of this year," the press secretary said, adding that the presidents also discussed other issues of economic interaction.