Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin



All relations after 2019 are subject to further negotiations.

Following the talks the presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko agreed that Belarus pay the debt for Russian gas. Gazprom, in turn, will provide the country with a discount in 2018, told reporters Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

“I can confirm once again that we agreed that on certain conditions, be adjusted a number of intergovernmental documents concerning the relations in the sphere of oil and gas that after the initialling of the Belarusian side will return the unpaid amount to “Gazprom”, – he said.

Also, according to A. Dvorkovich, it was decided to restore the supply of oil in the amount of 24 million tons, and Gazprom will give the discount as a reduction factor to the price formula, starting in 2018 to late 2019 .

All relations after 2019 are subject to further negotiations, said Deputy Prime Minister.

Arkady Dvorkovich refused to give the discount, “Gazprom”, noting that it does not allow corporate standards.

Regarding the payment of a debt by Belarus, Arkady Dvorkovich said that it is about the size of more than $700 million Later, he called a more accurate figure of about $726 million According to the Vice Prime Minister, restoration of oil supplies should begin “more or less in sync” with the payment of the unpaid amount.