the Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov appreciated the statement by us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo that US companies can one hundred percent to provide Belarus with oil. “Recognizable, the Senator said in his Twitter. — At the time, “brought a new level” of Yanukovych in Ukraine.” He added that this “prominent role” played by the American Ambassador Jeffrey Payette, reports RIA Novosti.
United States 100% ready to provide Belarus with oil at a competitive price and will send a new Ambassador “to bring relations to a new level.” As promised Pompeo in Minsk. Recognizable at the time, “brought a new level” of Yanukovych in Ukraine. U.S. Ambassador John.Payette has played a significant role.
— Alexei Pushkov (@Alexey_Pushkov) February 1, 2020
Earlier, US Secretary of state, who is on a visit in Minsk, said that U.S. companies at a competitive price can fully meet Belarus oil that it became a sovereign state.
At present, all the oil that Belarus buys Russian. But under the new contract the negotiations are difficult: Belarusian oil refineries don’t want to pay the market price even though oil supplies from Russia will be cheaper than others at $ 1.6 billion. As contracts are not renewed, from January 1, Russia stopped supplying oil to Belarusian refineries. Then supplies were partially resumed, however, Minsk and Moscow still has not reached a final agreement.
In 2016, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov called Geoffrey Pyatt, the then US Ambassador in Kiev, “the Governor-General in the puppet government.” According to Azarov, the diplomat was influenced by the Verkhovna Rada and the adoption of the Constitution of the country, and also instructed the Odessa officials before the appointment of Saakashvili.