24 june 2010

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrives in Novokuznetsk for a working visit and holds a meeting to discuss the situation with natural gas exports to Belarus and other energy issues

“This is a very unfortunate situation, because this conflict is with a republic, with a country with which Russia has special relations. And I would like to say that our Belarusian partners are getting Russian gas at rock-bottom prices. No other consumer pays less for Russian natural gas – no one,” said Mr Putin during the meeting.