Belarus to Use Russian Loan to Pay $330mn Debt to Gazprom

Belarus will channel about $330 million of its new loan from Russia to cover its outstanding debt to Russian gas giant Gazprom, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, Reuters reported citing TASS.

Russia will send Belarus the first $1 billion tranche of a $1.5 billion loan by the end of the year and provide the remainder of the loan in 2021.

The loan would help Belarus and its state companies honor their debt obligations and support financial stability in the ex-Soviet country, Siluanov said earlier this week.

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