Belarus has made an advance payment for Russian natural gas, the Council of Ministers of Belarus reported on December 8.
In October 2016, the Belarusian and Russian governments agreed on specific mechanisms for addressing problems in the oil and gas sector.
Belarus hopes for a speedy recovery of the volume of oil supplies from Russia to Belarus,
which is according to the existing intergovernmental agreements. At the same time, it is expected that the Russian partners will start the practical implementation of the October agreement, including the terms of supply of natural gas to Belarus.