Russia could loan Belarus about $6 billion for the construction of the first Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
"In case of Belarus, the loan will be approximately $6 billion. A relevant agreement could be signed within a month," Putin told reporters following a round of talks with his Belarusian counterpart Mikhail Myasnikovich.
Russia agreed to help Belarus build its first NPP as part of a series of bilateral energy deals signed in Minsk on Tuesday. Russian contractor Atomstroiexport will do most of the construction work.
MINSK, March 16 (RIA Novosti)