Gazprom Keeps Belarus Natural-Gas Cut, Says Won't Wait Weeks for Payment

OAO Gazprom is maintaining a reduction in gas supplies to Belarus after the country offered to settle the debt with a two-week delay, and will continue internal talks tomorrow, Sergei Kupriyanov said.

“No one will wait two weeks,” he said today by telephone. “It’s clear 15 percent is only the beginning.”

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