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Ukraine has resumed transit of Russian oil to Europe through the pipeline “Druzhba”. This was announced by the company “Ukrtransnafta” in Facebook.
According to the report, the supply was resumed after experts of the Hungarian company MOL has conducted additional studies of the quality of Russian raw materials, and confirmed that they are ready to accept it.
Ukraine stopped the transit of Russian oil April 25, after it became known about the pollution of the pipeline “Druzhba” low-quality hydrocarbons with a high content of chlororganics. This was announced on 19 April, the Belarusian side. After that European consumers refused to accept the raw materials. So did Poland.
“Ukrtransnafta” has already estimated the losses from the incident at 9.2 million (about one million dollars). According to the plans of the company, the volumes of oil will increase in subsequent reporting periods until the end of 2019. It noted that “all the material losses borne by the party which has not fulfilled its duties.”
Belarus has not yet provided the exact amount of damages, however, the President Alexander Lukashenko stated that the country’s economy suffered a shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars. He also said that Minsk didn’t stop the transit of the contaminated oil that is to minimize the damage Russia.
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