Putin: Russian oil will be supplied to Belarus only if its exports take place through Russian ports
“Belarusian refineries process our raw oil. There is no other oil there and it is unlikely to appear, that is why we need to align their receiving our oil with the requirement of using our infrastructure,” as said by President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on transport infrastructure development for the northwest Russia which was held on Wednesday, August 16th, in Kaliningrad, as reported by RIA Novosti.
Belarus has two oil refineries in Mozyr and Novopolotsk. Russia agreed to supply 24 million tons of oil to Belarus in 2017 on duty-free conditions, 18 million of which go directly to the refineries. …read more