Russia is always ready to cooperate with Belarusian partners, as Minsk is one of the largest buyers of Russian energy resources. This was told in the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1” Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
negotiations on the supply of oil and gas took place in Sochi on February 7 with the participation of presidents of Russia and Belarus. Most of the Ministers of the government of Russia was able to join them in the second half of the day: a plane with the delegation due to bad weather were to fly from Moscow, then landed in Mineral Waters.
Putin and Lukashenko met one-on-one, then played hockey. Meanwhile, members of the Russian delegation finally made it to Sochi, negotiations could continue in an expanded format.
I Flew 8 hours to new York, but the flight was good, said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov. Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak on the question of whether you agree, according to him, Moscow and Minsk, said: “We are always disposed to work constructively with our Belarusian partners, one of our largest energy customers”.
According to Dmitry Peskov, press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation and Deputy head of the presidential administration, there were still a few outstanding issues for discussion that required expert estimates and expert opinion. This, in particular, the position of indirect subsidizing of the Belarusian side, indirect assistance to the Russian side, which is annually in oil and gas supplies.
“of Course, presidents have resorted to the expertise of its Ministers, so now we will continue the conversation,” — said Peskov.
the Talks in an expanded format with the participation of Ministers who were able to fly to Sochi, was held in the evening. Whether it is good to remember about this meeting? The hall suffered dinner and only after severalfor hours followed by the news: Russia and Belarus have agreed on gas prices for the entire year. This was agreed upon only in January and February.
the Price of gas will remain at the same level as last year, said Alexander Novak. With the price of oil positions still diverge.
According to Deputy head of the presidential administration Dmitry Kozak, if you do what she asks the Belarusian side, Russia needs to introduce state regulation in the oil sector. But in our country the market economy. Apparently, such negotiations, as has happened more than once, want it again.