Belarus finally deprived the Baltics of revenues from the transit of oil products, Minsk and Moscow signed an agreement on the transshipment of oil through Russian ports.
Belarus and Russia signed an intergovernmental agreement on the transshipment of Belarusian oil products for export through Russian seaports. The document was signed by the Russian Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev and Minister of Transport and Communications of Belarus Alexey Avramenko.
The document was signed for 2021-2023 with automatic extension and provides for the transshipment of Belarusian oil products through Russian ports in the Baltic. We are talking about fuel oil, gasoline and oils.
The agreement is signed for three years, but it has practically unlimited validity, because it provides for automatic renewal. Russian ports are ready to transship Belarusian oil products in the amount of 9,8 million tons
- Saveliev said, adding that in the future it is planned to work out the supply of potash fertilizers sent by Belarus for export through Russian ports.
Recall that in the fall of 2020, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko promised to deprive Lithuania and Latvia of the transit of Belarusian oil products for supporting the opposition and imposed sanctions. According to experts' calculations, up to 40% of Belarusian exports went through Lithuania, and this applies not only to oil.