MINSK, June 22 (Itar-Tass) — Belarus stopped import of Venezuela’s oil from this June, Belarusian First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko told reporters on Friday.
“Oil supplies from Venezuela were a fraternal aid to our country in a certain moment. From June, we have already stopped to receive oil from Venezuela,” Semashko said.
In his words, the oil supply contracts signed between Minsk and Venezuela helped resolving a huge number of vital problems.
“It would be impossible to sign an agreement with Russia on the supplies of oil and petroleum products, without those oil supplies from Venezuela in 2010-2012,” the Belarusian first deputy prime minister said.