Russian Official: Belarus Will Pay Russia Over $720 mln in Gas Debts

Reuters

ST PETERSBURG, April 3 (Reuters) - Belarus has agreed to pay Russian gas firm Gazprom more than $720 million in arrears for gas supplies, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Monday.

Dvorkovich added that Russia was renewing oil supplies to Belarus of 24 million tonnes a year and that Gazprom would give Belarus discounts on gas supplies in 2018 and 2019.

Earlier on Monday, the Russian and Belarussian presidents said they had resolved all the disputes between them over energy.

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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