OREANDA-NEWSPresident of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia doesn't give consent to the supply of oil to the republic from Kazakhstan. He said this on Tuesday at a meeting on improving export sales of petroleum products.

"Perhaps Kazakhstan will be able to supply us with oil if Russia agrees with this. Strange - our ally doesn't agree to supply oil from our other ally. Well, this is the situation with oil supplies, and we must figure it out", he quotes Head of State News Agency. According to him, the share of Russian oil supplies to Belarus should be 30-40%, the remaining volumes of raw materials will be imported from the Baltic and Ukraine.

“Indeed, now in full there is no alternative to the supply of Russian oil. But, as we agreed, we need to diversify. We must go to the point that we will buy 30-40% of oil in the Russian Federation. We should import 30 percent from the Baltic and percent 30 through Ukraine is already a proven path", said Lukashenko. The head of state said that Belarusian refineries have problems financing current activities and investment programs.