Putin Told about a Dispute with Belarus and Armenia on Gas Transportation Tariffs
OREANDA-NEWS. The adoption of the draft Strategy for the Development of Eurasian Economic Integration for the Perspective until 2025 is hindered by disagreements within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council held in a videoconference format.
“The project has been practically agreed, with the exception of one item regarding gas transportation tariffs,” the politician said, explaining that three out of five EAEU countries: Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, offer to postpone the resolution of this issue until negotiations on the formation of a common gas market.
However, this “formula”, Putin added, does not find support from the authorities of Armenia and Belarus. “If they could agree with it, there would be no other obstacles to approving the Strategy at all,” the Russian leader explained. Minsk and Yerevan are in favour of adopting a single tariff for gas transportation and transit services. According to the Russian President, the EAEU is not still ready for this.