Belarusian gov't concerned about gas payments

Belarusian Prime Minister Gennady Novitsky held a meeting devoted to the introduction of restrictions on gas exports to Belarus imposed by Gazprom. According to the head of the Belarusian government, such situation, when gas supplies are in fact decreased by 50 percent, has emerged for the first time, that is why energy agencies of the republic should take immediate actions aimed at providing normal functioning of the country's economy.

Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Sidorsky declared that the government had already paid off current gas supply debts.

However the amount of debts for earlier supplies is some $200m.