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Energy

Russia's Gazprom says may sue Balarus over gas debt

MOSCOW, July 16 (Reuters) - Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom GAZP.MM may sue Belarus over unpaid debts for gas supplies, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement quoted Gazprom Deputy CEO Alexander Ananenkov as telling the head of Belarus’ gas pipeline monopoly Beltransgaz Vladimir Mayorov during a meeting in Moscow Gazprom reserves the right to go to court if Belarus does not pay the debt.

It did not provide the debt figure.

Gazprom supplies a quarter of Europe’s gas needs and sends one fifth of its total exports via the territory of Belarus with the rest going via Ukraine. (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski)

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