The Ministry of Energy of Belarus notes progress in the negotiations on gas with Russia, said on May 17 head of the ministry Vladimir Potupchik after a round of talks with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak.
Belarus counts on the revision of the formula of payment for natural gas provided by an intergovernmental agreement. The final decision is still pending. However, according to Mr Potupchik, "the Russian side begins to hear and understand us."
The partners plan to hold the next negotiating round in Moscow later this month.