ST PETERSBURG Russia, June 19 (Reuters) - Russia and Belarus have a good chance of resolving the conflict over gas exports while sticking to current contract conditions, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said on Saturday.
"I think there is a big chance of a peaceful resolution and of the fulfillment of the contract conditions which were envisaged," Shmatko told reporters.
Russia has said it will cut 85 percent of gas supplies to Belarus from Monday if its ex-Soviet neighbour fails to pay $192 million in debt to Gazprom, which Minsk denied it owes. [ID:nLDE65H0DE] The two sides are due to hold talks on Saturday. (Reporting by Dmitry Sergeyv, Writing by Toni Vorobyova)