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Ukraine says clean Russian oil starts flowing from Belarus

May 08 2019

KIEV/MISNK/MOSCOW Pipeline operator Ukrtransnafta said on Monday that clean Russian oil had started flowing from Belarus towards Ukraine and it was ready to resume oil exports to the European Union following a transit hiatus over contaminated crude.

Clean oil arrives in Belarus as Russia tackles tainted fuel flows

May 02 2019

MOSCOW/MINSK Belarus said on Thursday that clean oil had reached it via the Druzhba pipeline from Russia, after several countries suspended such imports due to a contamination scandal that shocked the oil market and forced some states to open up strategic reserves.

Russia says a local firm deliberately contaminated oil pipeline

Apr 30 2019

MINSK/MOSCOW Months of work are needed to restore clean oil supplies via a key Russian pipeline to Europe, Belarus said on Tuesday, as Moscow suggested a deliberate act was behind the contamination that prompted some countries to release state oil reserves.

Clean Russian oil has reached Belarus via key pipeline, Moscow says

Apr 29 2019

MINSK/MOSCOW Clean Russian oil had reached the border with Belarus by midday on Monday, a Russian official said, five days after European refineries suspended imports because of contamination in the Druzhba pipeline.

UPDATE 1-Clean Russian oil yet to reach Belarus via major pipeline to Europe

Apr 29 2019

MINSK/MOSCOW, April 29 Belarus said on Monday that clean Russian oil had yet to reach its borders via a major pipeline supplying Europe after tainted crude running through the system prompted several importers to halt flows last week.

Russia to restore oil pipeline supplies to Europe in two weeks

Apr 26 2019

MINSK/MOSCOW Russia plans to restore oil supplies via its key Druzhba pipeline to Europe in two weeks, after joint talks with Belarus, Ukraine and Poland on Friday in Minsk. | Video

Ukraine sees World Bank-backed loan this year: finance minister

Apr 15 2019

KIEV Ukraine hopes to raise new sovereign debt backed by a guarantee from the World Bank again this year though the size of the issue has not been decided yet, Finance Minister Oksana Markarova told Reuters on Monday.

Ukraine presidential rivals undergo televised drug tests

Apr 05 2019

KIEV The two remaining candidates in Ukraine's presidential race underwent televised drug and alcohol tests on Friday, capping a week in which they traded jibes in tit-for-tat social media videos and goaded each other to agree to a live policy debate. | Video

Belarus leader seeks better ties with West despite Russian 'hysterics'

Mar 05 2019

MINSK Belarus will seek better ties with the West even though this provokes "hysterics" from its traditional ally Russia, long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday, a day after lifting a cap of five U.S. diplomats in his country.

Belarus allows traders to buy shares with bitcoin

Jan 15 2019

MINSK Belarus launched a platform on Tuesday allowing traders to buy shares, gold, foreign exchange and other traditional assets with cryptocurrencies, which it says is the world's first regulated tokenized securities exchange.

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