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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Kamil Kłysiński, Iwona Wiśniewska
The chances of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus creating a common market in the planned form and by the intended deadline are limited. Closer cooperation between those countries will be the result of a lengthy and difficult process.…
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At the end of November, Russia took action to block the supply of alternative oil deliveries to Belarus. On 25 November the Latvian-Russian company LatRosTrans, which owns the Ventspils-Navapolatsk pipeline, started emptying…
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On 1 October, during a press conference for Russian journalists, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka harshly criticised Russia’s policy towards Belarus, describing it as hostile, and interfering in Belarus’ internal affairs. In…
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On 3 September, the deputy head of Gazprom, Andrei Kruglov, stated that from next year the price of gas for Belarus, Moldova and Armenia will be raised to European levels. If this comes about, this would be the final stage in the…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
The nature of the CU and the manner of its introduction show that for Russia, the move is above all of political significance, and serves to strength Moscow’s influence in the region.
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On 2 July, the Russian company Gazprom and the Belarusian gas company Bieltransgaz agreed to raise the transit fee for the transmission of Russian gas across Belarusian territory, and to raise the wholesale price of gas for customers…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Wojciech Konończuk
A small gas debt that Belarus owes is a pretext for Russia to pursue its political and economic goals oriented towards both Minsk and the West.
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On 21 May, during a meeting of the heads of state of the customs union in St Petersburg, attempts to reach an agreement failed. This was to have formed the basis for the functioning of a customs union between Russia, Belarus…