Moscow and Minsk to discuss oil shipments in 2-3 weeks

According to Dvorkovich, the oil shipment issue was not raised on Tuesday during his visit to Belarus, they only discussed industrial cooperation. However, they will get back to the discussion of the balance of shipment of oil and oil products to Belarus in 2013 in the end of February - beginning of March.

RIA Novosti reminds that previously, Russia and Belarus coordinated the scope of shipments of Russian oil in the first quarter of the year 2013 at the level of 5,75 million tons, but the negotiations on the annual scope are still in progress. Belarus insisted on getting 23 million tons from Russia while Russia suggested to sign the balance of 21 million tons. In 2012, the scope of oil shipped to our country made about 21,5 million tons.

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