MINSK:Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday agreed on the compensation of Minsk's losses due to Russia's implementation of a tax maneuver in the oil sphere, Lukashenko's press secretary Natalya Eismont said.
"A solution has been found concerning the tax maneuver in Russia in the sphere of oil processing with regard to the compensation of Belarus's losses from this tax maneuver," Eismont said in comments for the Mir TV channel on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday following the presidents' talks that Belarus would receive loan support from Russia in connection with the tax maneuver.
The leaders "agreed on the volume of credit support in relation to the tax maneuver in Russia," Peskov said.
He said on Wednesday that the government would determine the specific amounts of loan support in the near future.
Eismont additionally said in her comments that "work has been completed on the union programs to harmonize tax legislation and interaction in customs."