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Moscow. Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller has notified Russian President Dmitry Medvedev about "the course of the talks with Belarus on its debt for gas supplies and the results of the talks," ITAR-TASS reports.
Miller told President Medvedev that "Belarus recognizes the debt, but suggests paying with machines, equipment and other goods." Thus the negotiations finished without results, he highlighted.
Medvedev reminded that in compliance with the Russian legislation the foreign payments must be carried out in foreign currency. Miller said Gazprom must impose restrictions on the gas supplies proportional to the amount of the debt, and noted that the company will take these steps on Monday morning. The Russian President ordered that Gazprom cut the gas supplies to Belarus.