KIEV, April 23. /TASS/. The Ukrainian government promises to take measures that will help reduce the country’s economy dependence on Russian oil products, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said on Tuesday.
"The government is developing a series of measures to minimize the impact and further reduce dependence on Russian fuel sources," he wrote on Twitter.
Commenting on the question of a possible Russian embargo on oil supplies to Ukraine, he called it "another manifestation of a hybrid war."
Last week, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev talked about Moscow’s response to the restrictions imposed by Ukraine on Russia earlier. In particular, from June 1, 2019, fuel and energy complex products, including coal, oil and petroleum products, can be exported to Ukraine only on the basis of individual permits.
Deputy Director General of the Belarusian Oil Company (BNK) Sergey Grib said earlier that Belarus has temporarily suspended exports of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries, justifying this by low-quality oil supplies from Russia to Belarusian oil refineries.
"At the moment contractual obligations are suspended until the issue with Russian oil is resolved," he said. Grib noted that "supplies of light oil products - gasoline and diesel fuel - to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries has been suspended."
On Friday, April 19, Belarus announced a sharp deterioration in the quality of oil coming from Russia through the section of the trunk oil pipeline Gomeltransneft Druzhba. The company informed operators of the Druzhba main oil pipeline from other countries about the current situation. The source of pollution was found on the Samara-Unecha section of the Druzhba pipeline.