Russia cuts natural gas deliveries to Belarus - Macleans.ca

Russia cuts natural gas deliveries to Belarus

Medvedev: “Gazprom cannot accept payment for debt in pies, butter, cheese or other means of payment”

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Russia President Dmitri Medvedev on Monday announced his decision to cut deliveries of national gas to Belarus, citing unpaid debts. He ordered Gazprom to reduce its supplies, a step which could affect up to 20 percent of Europe’s gas supplies. The decision comes at a tense time: Belarus has offered a safe haven to the former president of Kyrgyzstan and is the only member who has refused to sign off on stabilization measures for the country.

New York Times

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