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‘A significant shift’: US oil for Belarus reaches Lithuania

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The first shipment of US oil for Belarus reached Lithuania on Friday, marking a “significant shift” for Minsk as it seeks to reduce its energy dependence on Moscow, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius. Amid standoff with Moscow over tariffs, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko previously called for a third of the country’s oil exports to come via Baltic ports. Belarus has already imported oil shipments from Saudi Arabia and…

Belarus to import US oil via Lithuania

Monday, May 18, 2020

A first shipment of US oil for Belarus will arrive in the Lithuanian port of Klaipėda in early June. Pompeo said on May 15 that the deal strengthens Belarusian sovereignty and independence and “demonstrates that the United States is ready to deliver trade opportunities for American companies interested in entering the Belarusian market”. It also fulfills a commitment the United States made to Belarus when Pompeo visited Minsk in February…