Termination of gas transit through Belarus to Europe would not meet the interests of Moscow or the West. At the same time, such an option would undoubtedly affect the volumes of supplies of Russian blue fuel to the EU and affect prices. This was announced on December 24 at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The ministry stressed that Moscow values the status of a reliable gas supplier, but the EU should understand the consequences of the policy of strangling Minsk with sanctions.
On December 13, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced his readiness to cut off gas transit to Europe if new Western sanctions put the country in a state of emergency.
On the same day, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of Lukashenko, said that Russia hoped that nothing would prevent it from fulfilling its obligations under the existing gas contracts.
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