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Russia and Belarus have reached an understanding in overcoming disputes on the price of gas. It is reported TASS with reference to words of the Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko.
Semashko noted that the two countries also demonstrate understanding on the issue of forming a unified gas market. “I have to tell you that yesterday was a landmark event when we met the energy Ministers of Russia and Belarus [Alexander] Novak and [Victor] Karankevich were also present from the Embassy of the people and was [head of Gazprom] Alexei Miller. And it seemed to me that understanding is ripe. Yesterday on reports, I realized that there is an understanding that we must move on and to move towards a single gas market”, — said the Ambassador.
According to the diplomat, the Republic is not satisfied with the price of Russian gas disputes with Gazprom. However, he noted that the Belarusian side sees that “there is an understanding,” and believes that “such a task should be put”. “By January 1, 2022, we need to solve the task, which set in 2017,” — said Semashko.
Earlier in Belarus spoke about the future of oil supplies from the United States. The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic Vladimir Makei said that the supply of oil from America to Belarus was not a single step. According to him, Minsk has plans in the future to continue to buy fuel from Washington.
Minsk began to look for alternative fuel sources amid the conflict with Russia over the price of raw materials at the end of 2019.
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