The Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych considers that the Russian-Belarusian oil conflict will be solved. Yanukovych told the journalists in the Cabinet, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“I am sure the solutions will be found,” he said.

The Prime Minister noted that relationships between Russia and Belarus are “undoubtedly not easy.” “But I think in any way the compromise will be found,” the Head of the Government summed up.

Oil transit through “Druzhba” pipe line was stopped on January 8. Belarus motivated it by the fact that Russian company “TransNeft” transferred base oil via custom boundary of Belarus without custom declaration and without payment of the correspondent tariff.

Oil supply from Russia to Belarus was relieved of export duty. On January 1, 2007 Moscow imposed duty of 180.7 USD per ton of oil. On January 3 it became clear that Belarus imposed a 45 USD/t duty on transportation of Russian oil via its territory.


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