Belarus has found an alternative supplier

Alexander Lukashenko and Hugo Chavez

Historically oil from Russian oil fields was a raw material for petroleum refinery plants in Belarus. But now due to different political disputes with Russian government and personal clashes between President Alexander Lukashenko and Prime-minister Vladimir Putin there is shortage of oil for the plants. But I am not sure that it is so, because nobody has cut off supplies, nobody even has promised to cut off these supplies. The only thing is that Russian authorities have decided to charge oil with custom fees (previously these supplies were almost free of charge).

Anyway during the last visit of President Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) to Belarus there was decided to expand supplies of oil from Venezuela to Belarus for Belarusian petroleum refinery. Moreover Hugo Chavez promised that Belarus would not have any problems with oil supplies in the next two hundred years. As well he added that it is his contribution to anti-imperialism struggle.

Do they know that Venezuela as far from Belarus as almost it possible? And that Belarus doesn’t have any sea ports at all? I think that they know these facts and that the only reason for these agreements is to tease Russia and to show that maybe it has money and power, but it is not the only party to negotiate with.

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