existence of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may be extremely short.On the role of gravedigger Minsk claims that can trigger the collapse of not only the vehicle, but also of the Union State.The existence of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may be extremely short.On the role of gravedigger Minsk claims that can trigger the collapse of not only the vehicle, but also of the Union State.
"Nezavisimaya Gazeta" lead expert opinions, participants of the international conference on the theme: "The end of the union, the beginning of a pragmatic partnership?"information about the consequences of the war between Moscow and Minsk for the Union State of Russia and Belarus, as well as the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
head of the Belarusian analytical projects BelaPAN Alexander Klaskouski believes that initiated the collapse of the Customs Union address by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.According to him, Belarus is already entered in the unio
However, in this situation, the Belarusian leader, in fact, already started the campaign, it may well decide to boycott the minimum economic integration processes within the Customs Union.
In particular, from January next year Belarus will increase the duties on imports into its territory used cars.Prices of cars will increase by several thousand euros, which affect the interests of thousands of families in the Belarusian presidential election year, when there is a struggle for votes.
Russian politician Vladimir Ryzhkov cited depressing statistics - since December 1991, when an agreement was signed on the establishment of the CIS, Moscow and Minsk have concluded more than 40 agreements and treaties relating to the creation of the Union State.And none of them does not work.
However, Lukashenka is able to find an alternative.In particular, due to the diversification of supply of petroleum products.Russian oil he found a replacement in Venezuela, as well as a likely route of supply of hydrocarbons is seriously considered Lithuania.
Ryzhkov reminded about the growing Chinese presence in the Belarusian economy.Beijing recently rescued Lukashenko loan of $ 1 billion, and now creates production - assembly, textiles, etc.- On the territory of Belarus.Meanwhile, on the agenda of privatization of Belarusian enterprises.Moscow shows an increased interest in these assets, but Russia can compete with China.