OREANDA-NEWS. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko predicted large losses in transit of goods from Lithuania and Latvia through the territory of the country.

“As you report to me, this year almost 40 % of trucks come from Lithuania and Latvia. This is a huge volume. If we deal with this flow, the logistics points of Lithuania will receive about a quarter less,” Lukashenko told the head of the State Customs Committee Yury Senko. The President recalled that Belarus and Russia are now discussing the reorientation of Belarusian cargoes (oil products, potash fertilizers and other goods) from the Baltic direction to the port of Ust-Luga in the Leningrad Region of the Russian Federation.

Lukashenko asked Senko how the State Customs Committee sees the reorientation of these goods and the work of Belarusian logistics centers in this regard. “We have created powerful logistics centers. A lot of services, including services for our business entities and for the subjects from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, are located in Lithuania. But, as far as I am informed, we can provide these services to these carriers in Belarus,” the President said.