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Lukashenko: Germany pays Russian gas $70, Belarus $127

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 16, 2020
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in a conversation with prime minister Syarhey Rumas said that it is necessary to reduce the price of natural gas supplied from Russia, repots the news agency BelTA.
Alexander Lukashenko
President of Belarus   Alexander Lukashenko
Lukashenko noted that Russia sells gas to Germany much cheaper than Belarus.

Topics: Lukashenko Germany Russia gas Belarus

"Yesterday I received information that at this difficult time Russia sells natural gas in Europe for up to $70: $65-68, but not for $127, as for Belarus. What are the circumstances and the situation here, what can we expect in the future? I brought up this issue at a video conference within the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union), and in the near future we will have a conference in the same format. I would like to know what steps have been taken so far to reduce the price of natural gas for Belarus," the president said.

"This is not the case, I am not even talking about the year of the 75th anniversary (end of the Second World War) that Germany gets the natural gas for up to $70, as I have information, but not for $127, as for Belarus," Lukashenko added.