Minsk is working on creating its own fleet
Previously, Minsk used Lithuanian ports for transshipment of oil products, but Alexander Lukashenko at the end of August last year proposed to redirect trade routes to other routes.
Belarus intends to purchase or build its own cargo ships to reduce the cost of cargo transportation. About this on Saturday, September 11 told Prime Minister of the Republic Roman Golovchenko on the air of the TV channel Belarus 1.
“We are analyzing the prospects for acquiring or creating our own cargo fleet in order to minimize freight costs,” the head of the Belarusian government said.
He did not rule out that Belarus will have its own seaport. It will be used for the transportation of oil products and potash fertilizers in cooperation with the Russian side.
The Belarusian government considers its location on the territory of the Russian Leningrad region to be the most effective, he added.
“We are working very seriously in this direction,” the Prime Minister said.
Russian-Belarusian exercises West-2021 carry very serious risks for Ukrainetherefore, they need to be closely monitored, said Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.
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