Russia oil transportation via Ukraine stopped

11:57, 09 January 2007
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Because of problems between Belarus and Russia

The transportation of Russian oil through Ukraine’s oil pipelines Druzhba and Odessa-Brody connected with the Belarussian segment of Druzhba has been suspended because of problems in the energy relations between Belarus and Russia, an official of the Ukrainian company Ukrtransneft told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.

“The transportation stopped on Monday evening,” he said.

He said that Russian and Belarussian delegation were to begin talks in Moscow.

Apart from the Druzhba system, Russia’s oil is delivered through Ukraine to Black Sea ports via the Dniester region’s pipelines.

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