MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Belarus have yet to agree on oil transit to Europe in 2020, but the risks of the flows stoppage “should not be exaggerated”, a Kremlin spokesman said on Tuesday.
“We propose not to discuss such apocalyptic scenarios,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a daily conference call about the possibility of suspension of Russian oil transit through neighbouring Belarus.
A fresh spat over oil could be brewing between Russia and Belarus as Russian suppliers divert large volumes of crude to domestic ports in lieu of a deal on 2020 deliveries between the two countries, according to six industry sources.
Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Louise Heavens
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