Leading the way — another gas conflict?

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Russian gas monopoly "Gazprom" does not exclude the possible difficulties in the negotiations with Belarus on a new contract for the supply of gas. This was stated by spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov Golding in an interview to Russia Today.

By Kupriyanov as negotiations will take place under the new contract — "still hard to say." Asked about the possibility of a new "gas war" between Russia and Belarus, Sergei Kupriyanov, said:

"Well, we all know the adage hope for the best, prepare for the worst."

However, the official representative of "Gazprom" has noted that "after going through a series of crises," Russia and Belarus "took to the acceptable level of cooperation between the two sides."

Deputy Chairman of the Board of "Gazprom" Andrey Kruglov September 3, said that in 2011 the gas Golding waiting for the final transition to market pricing with Belarus, Moldova and Armenia.

October 15 Russian Prime Vladimir Putin said that "the price of gas for Belarus in 2011 year will be formed on the basis of the current contract. "

He made this statement after the meeting of Heads of Government of the Customs Union:

"We agreed today that we have a contract that will work throughout 2011, and gas prices in 2011 should form the basis of this contract. "

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