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Belarus says it has no debts for gas to Russia

09:01, 03 November 2020 12
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Belarus has no debts for gas to Russia, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said.

The calculations for the consumed gas have been completed, and we have no debts to the Russian Federation. We want to start discussing the formation of the cost of natural gas for Belarus for next year shortly, and we expect that it will be attractive for us, he stressed.

Also, Minsk is working on reorienting its cargoes from the Baltic ports to Russian ones and expects good offers from Moscow. The authorities are conducting a commercial study of this issue.

Still, the distance to Russian ports is much greater than the Baltic ones. Therefore, we want to receive from our Russian partners certain favorable price conditions for us so that the economy of Belarusian enterprises wouldn’t suffer, he added.

He noted that Belarus would supply the bulk of oil in 2021 from Russia through pipelines, but alternative delivery methods will also be used.

We have no problems with the volumes of oil supplies, he said on the Belarus 1 channel. earlier reported that about 300 people were detained during the protest rally in Minsk on November 1, Spokesperson for the Belarus Interior Ministry Olga Chemodanova said.