MINSK, 3 May (BelTA) - Russian oil is delivered to Belarus in accordance with the terms of the contracts, Belarus Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said in an interview to Belarus 1 TV channel as he commented on some media reports about the alleged termination of oil supplies from Russia to the Belarusian oil refineries due to the U.S. sanctions, BelTA has learned.
“I emphasize the sanctions apply to U.S. individuals and legal entities and also to the companies controlled by U.S. individuals or legal entities. We buy oil from the Russian Federation, not the United States. All the contracts have been signed, and the oil is delivered in accordance with these contracts. Everything is in the routine mode,” said Roman Golovchenko.
The prime minister also informed that the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union showed an interest in the way Belarus retaliated against some foreign companies during the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Kazan on 29-30 April. “There was a certain interest. I explained our motives. They were supported,” said Roman Golovchenko.
According to him, such measures are the sovereign right of the country. The prime minister stressed that they in no way violate the obligations of Belarus within the EAEU. “We do have the moral right to take such measures. We act within our legal framework on the basis of the appropriate presidential decree. It does not violate our obligations within the framework of the EAEU,” he stressed.