MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia have made progress on matters of the price for Russian gas for Belarus in 2021, Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko told reporters on the sidelines of the plenary session of the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Minsk on 29 September, BelTA has learned.
“I had a meeting with Aleksei Miller [Chairman of the Board of Gazprom] in St. Petersburg on 11 September. We made progress in our understanding. I will not dwell on nuances. We worked fruitfully, found consensus on the main issues," Ambassador Vladimir Semashko said.
In his opinion, there will be step-by-step reduction of the price of Russian gas for Belarus. "Most likely, we will see some step [to reduce the price] on 1 January 2021. I think we will be able to create the common gas market in the Union State from 1 January 2022," the ambassador said.
Belarus pays $127 per 1,000 cubic meters of Russian gas in 2020.