Belarus to Pay Russia for Electricity, Snopkov

29.06.2011 11:49

Head of the Ministry of Economy of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov announced on June 29 that Belarus will pay for the electricity imported by the Russian company Inter RAO. Electricity supplies have been temporarily suspended on June 29 due to the country's debts.

«Any self-respecting state pays off its debts. Therefore, we will also pay for the used imported electricity,» BelTA citing Economy Minister.

Nikolai Snopkov also notes that the decision on future imports of electricity will depend on the ratio of the imported electricity cost and that which is produced domestically.

«If it’s beneficial, the Ministry of energy is likely to continue imports in certain quantities. If it is not profitable, then we have enough capacity to fully provide ourselves with electricity,» said Nikolai Snopkov.

As Telegraf previously reported, Wednesday, June 29, the Russian company Inter RAO shut down electricity supplies to Belarus over the unpaid RUB600 million of debt.