Belarus and Russia agree on the project transition to rubles in paying for energy

ASTANA, June 11. /TASS/. Russia and Belarus proceeded to the approval of the draft agreement, which provides for the transition to Russian rubles in payments for the supply of oil and gas. About TASS reported Deputy energy Minister of Belarus Vadim Zakrevsky on the sidelines of the Ministerial conference on sustainable development of energy, which takes place in Astana.

“The exact date negotiations a draft agreement in which it will be provided (transition to settlements in rubles – approx. TASS). He now passes the coordination in the Russian Federation”, – he said.

The Deputy Minister also expressed hope that the transition can take place before the end of this year.

Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich in an interview with TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg international economic forum reported that Moscow and Minsk will return to the question of the transition to rubles in the second half. It was reported that the parties intend to develop a unified rules of the gas market by 1 January 2018.