Belarus says ready to supply Ukraine with oil products

MINSK, Shawwal 08, 1435, August 04, 2014, SPA — Belarus is ready to supply Ukraine with oil products, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko told his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Monday, according to Reuters.

Belarus has two major refineries but gets the bulk of its oil from Russia, which annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in March and is now under Western sanctions.

“Alexander Lukashenko stressed that Belarus understands the acuteness of this problem during the harvesting campaign and therefore, despite domestic needs, will assist Ukraine in ensuring its economy has oil products,” the Belarussian president’s administration said in a statement after the two leaders spoke on the telephone.
14:15 LOCAL TIME 11:15 GMT