The Russian gas monopolist Gazprom and the Belarusian gas transportation company Beltransgaz have not reached any agreement on gas supplies to Belarus, again. As a source in the Russian gas holding told RBC, Belarus suggested doubling the transit tariff against 2003 and to buy gas below the "base" price of $46.68 per cubic meter instead of $50 as Gazprom insists.
The United States announced its intention to send Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers to Ukraine. Formally, everything is presented as if it is necessary to protect the embassy. However, the reality is different. This opinion was expressed by a military observer, reserve colonel Mikhail Khodarenok.