US sends oil to Belarus, seeking to diversify from Russia
May 15, 2020
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The United States has dispatched a shipment of oil to Belarus, which is seeking to diversify its supplies after a price dispute with Russia, the Belarusian government said Friday.
The 80,000-ton shipment is expected to arrive at the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda in June and from there will sent by rail to Belarus.
Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said cooperation with the U.S. on oil is "an element of energy security."
Tensions between Belarus and Russia have been heightened in recent months by stalled negotiations over deeper integration of their economies. Belarusian...