Moscow and Minsk have agreed on the supply of oil and gas

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the delegations of Russia and Belarus during the talks in Sochi agreed on the terms of supply of gas and oil. This was announced by Deputy head of presidential administration of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak.

the Parties agreed to keep the terms of the export of gas under the terms of 2019. In addition, the oil supply will also be implemented on the same commercial basis.

At the same time, the agreement extends only to 2020. Kozak added that between is “the goal to eliminate contradictions”, because of the common oil market.

“On the same terms on which the oil is sold on the Russian market, on the same it is sold on the Belarusian market, there is no differences,” – said the Deputy head of the presidential administration.

He also noted that Minsk asked for discounts on oil, but this means the introduction of state regulation of the market, which is impossible, according to RIA Novosti.

Kozak has described the talks as positive. He also said that the sides agreed to continue consultations on the improvement of the mechanism of integration.

In Minsk demonstrations against integration with Russia, Belarus,

At the beginning of the year, President of Belarus called the prices offered by Russia, to be excessive. According to the first Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Krutoy, Belarusian oil company, has been negotiating with the producers of raw materials.

it was Noted that the Minsk talks on oil supplies with several potential partners. Among the possible suppliers was called the United States, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. According to Lukashenko, this measure is more expensive, but oil is better, than Russian.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo during a visit to Minsk said that American companies are able to meet the needs of Minsk in the oil at one hundred percent. He added that the way the US will help Belarus “to create their own sovereign state”.

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