Relatives of opposition prisoners appealed to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on March 14 under the initiative "Vyzvalenne" to help release their family members. "The whole world hopes for you to stop reprisal of political opponents, arranged by Lukashenko, as well as to make him respect basic human rights," they said.
Belarusian oil refineries received no Russian oil in January. This was stated by Vasili Drobotov, the chief engineer of Polotsktransneft Druzhba. "They promised to resume oil supply this week, but there have been no oil so far, at least, at Naftan refinery," he said.
Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Miasnikovich said after the talks between the governments of Belarus and Russia in Moscow on January 20 that "cooperation between Minsk and Moscow is multidimensional and steadily developing." "I am satisfied with the results on all issues," said the Belarusian Prime Minister
Thursday, January 20, Minsk and Moscow didn't come to an agreement on the price of oil deliveries to Belarus in 2011. This issue was to be solved at the level of Heads of Government of Belarus Mikhail Miasnikovich and Vladimir Putin. According to the Belarusian Prime Minister, after a conversation with Vladimir Putin, the Belarusian side proposed to continue resolving the outstanding issues of fuel and energy complex in the coming days.
Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Miasnikovich suggested holding the regular meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State in Minsk in February and March, 2011. Belarusian Prime Minister announced this idea at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on January 20. Mikhail Miasnikovich noted that there were a lot of questions within the Union State and their solution would be a breakthrough in the relations with Russia.
Belarusian and Russian companies were not able to independently agree on the price of oil deliveries to Belarus in 2011, and they won't be resumed, at least, until January 20. Now the issue will be resolved at the level of Heads of Governments of the two countries Mikhail Miasnikovich and Vladimir Putin, said a source in the Belarusian government.
Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Miasnikovich will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on January 20 during a working visit to Moscow. According to the press service of the Belarusian government, there will be discussed a number of topical issues of bilateral cooperation during the meeting, in particular, the price of natural gas for Belarus in 2011 and conditions of oil supplies to Belarus.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin refused to comment on the protests of the Belarusian opposition in Minsk on December 19, which took place after the presidential elections. "We must respect the choice of the Belarusian people. But I'm not ready the estimate the course of these elections, a detailed conideration is needed," the head of the Russian government said.