This morning, the Belarus President took part in the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The head of state came to the polling station, located at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, together with his youngest son Nikolai.
The head of state was awaited here by numerous journalists. After the President voted, he stopped for a while to answer questions from the media. One of them concerned the cost of housing and communal services.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
You look at the counter, multiply according to the rules and rates that have been approved by my decree and that's it. No one will raise them anymore or decrease. Well, these prices may be decreased, but you can't raise them. We agreed on that. Then, you know that my order was five dollars per year. This year we have already used that quota. There will be no more increases. The next year there will be another five exactly. We'll see how the economy will develop and how we can support our people.