Ukraine is the currency of Belarus, and then when it does not pumping oil through the pipeline "Odessa-Brody".
This was stated by Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Boiko On April 2, Donetsk, answering the question how to change the volume prapampovvannya through the pipeline "Odessa-Brody" after, as Belarus has cut the supply of oil from Azerbaijan — reports UNIAN.
According to Boiko, "there is simply Mozyr plant is being repaired, and in the last month decreased bleeding, as well — pumping took place as planned."
Boyko said that Ukraine, according to the contract, he receives the money, even if Belarus does not pump oil through the pipeline.
"Moreover, we have there the hard contract, the so-called" ship-or-pay ". And even if the bleeding does not go, the country all the same is the currency of approximately $ 60 million per year, "- said the Minister.
Recall "Ukrtransnafta" and "Belarusian Oil Company" 17 January this year signed an agreement on transit in 2011-2012 Ukrainian party of 4 million tons of oil per year through the pipeline "Odessa-Brody" to the Mozyr refinery in Belarus. According to a document on the "Odessa-Brody" Azerbaijani oil is pumped in the order of succession of Venezuelan oil.
March 28, Deputy General Director of the Belarusian Oil Company Shishko Andrew said that Belarus reduced the volume of oil withdrawal from the oil pipeline "Odessa-Brody" because of a planned overhaul of the Mozyr refinery.