international magazine
05 / 2003

Russia and Belarus failed to resolve pipeline dispute

Belarus and Russia could not reach agreement in the dispute over property rights on products pipelines crossing Belarus territory. In the end of October Belarus acting vice-Premier Vladimir Semashko and Russia's energy minister Igor Yusufov tried to resolve this issue at their meeting in Moscow, but most indications show that they failed to reach compromise. The two sides agreed only to resume talks later this year.