In the framework of the Union Treaty of Russia and Belarus are discussing the introduction of the single currency. On 8 June in St. Petersburg after a meeting with economy Minister of Belarus Dmitry Krutoy told journalists the Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin, reports TASS.
According to the Russian Minister, the issue is being discussed by the Central banks of the two countries: “it is worth or not worth to do, how to do it, in what terms”.
Oreshkin said that this is not a topic for negotiations at the level of governments, because the Central banks in Belarus and the Russian Federation independent of the government. He stated that “the level of discussion for the President.”
The representative of Belarus noted that the Union contract says that the single currency is possible in terms of creating a common economic space in all directions.
The Russian newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” wrote that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 25 December 2018 agreed to the unification of the legislation of the Russian Federation, the creation of a single Parliament, Cabinet of Ministers and other authorities, the transition to a common symbolism and a common currency.
10 January 2019 Lukashenko called the talk of a possible Union with Russia is silly and far-fetched.
February 15 after a meeting with Putin in Sochi President of Belarus at the conference said that the sovereignty of the country for him – “Holy.” At the same time, he noted that with Putin, he is ready to unite, but it is unknown whether this is what the Russians and the Belarusians.
22 February during a visit to the Military Academy in Minsk, Lukashenko urged not to believe and not to read statements about the possible loss of sovereignty of Belarus.
March 1, Lukashenka said that Belarus is not against the common currency with Russia, but it doesn’t have to be Russian or Belarusian ruble.