Minsk settles the gas debt, Gazprom resumes supplies - Miller

NOVOKUZNETSK, June 24 (Itar-Tass) - Russia's Gazprom resumed gas supplies to Belarus on Thursday morning.

"From 10 am, Gazprom has resumed in full its gas supplies to Belarus, but the matter is not settled completely," Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller said.

"We have received a letter from the Belarussian first deputy prime minister where he presents a claim for the payment for the transit of Russia's gas via Belarus according to the contract, and threatens to stop the transit if the payment is not made," he said.

Belarus demands Gazprom settle its debt for the transit of gas by 10:00 Minsk time /11:00 Moscow time/.

"If this is not done, we shall have to terminate the transit services via Belarus," Belarus' First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said in Minsk on Wednesday.


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