Belarus failed to beat Russia in a dispute over gas prices. This became known as a result of the news coming today on line news agencies from Minsk. The head of the Ministry of energy of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Potupchik told reporters that funds the debts for gas will be transferred to Russia today, October 21.
We are talking about the amount of 281 million dollars. Exactly the same amount, the official Minsk has not yet transferred to the accounts of the Russian gas monopoly for the fuel that had been delivered. Belarus for some time did not recognize the existence of the debt. Analysts believe that this behavior of Minsk was due to a desire to obtain from Moscow a discount on the rates. Came the payment confirmation from the head of the Belarusian energy Ministry says the settlement of the dispute.