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Lukashenko pledges financial support to companies amid COVID-19

LIDA DISTRICT (BelTA) – Companies will get financial support through the local authorities, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited Neman Glassworks on 17 April, BelTA has learned.

The president stressed that in the current situation it is crucial to keep people employed. The head of state promised financial support from the national budget. Governors will distribute it among economic entities that need it most.

“The main thing today is to ensure people keep their jobs whatever it takes during this psychosis as I call it,” the head of state said.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, there are plans to discuss economic measures to support companies next week. Funds will be allocated to the regions. “From Minsk we sometimes cannot see what is going on in Grodno or Vitebsk,” the president said.

“We will give you the money,” the head of state said addressing the governors.

Aleksandr Lukashenko is confident that big companies need to be supported in the first place. At the same time it is important to keep people employed.

“People should understand that we need to go through these difficult times (we have got into trouble but this is not our fault). People should understand that everyone need to do their best to overcome it,” the president said