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Belarus has refused to return Russia the gas debt in the amount of 165,57 million dollars. In Minsk said that they do not have debts to Moscow. This is stated in the statement of the energy Ministry of the Republic.
The Department argued that the parties only have differences on the issue price for the raw material based on its caloric content.
Earlier, Belarus has repeatedly demanded Russia to reduce for it the price of gas, but to get discounts, failed. Russian President Vladimir Putin in may, said that the cost of raw materials is economically justified. He recalled that the price is based on market conditions taking into account the cost and investment providers.
Later “Gazprom” has declared that is ready to start negotiations on the revision of the contract only after the settlement of the issue of debt. While Moscow will not reduce prices in the current year, may consider the conditions of supply from 2021.
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