MOSCOW, June 21 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia's Gazprom said it would not wait two weeks for Belarus to pay its debt for gas supplies. "No one will wait for two weeks. The situation will be discussed next time at a meeting of Gazprom's conflict management committee at 10:00 Moscow time on June 22," Gazprom's spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said on Monday.
He confirmed that Gazprom has cut gas supplies to Belarus by 15 percent. The debt for Russian natural gas supplies has been recognised not only by the negotiators but also by official Belarusian statistics Kupriyanov said.
Having said he would not like to comment on the Belarusian side's position, Kupriyanov said, "The debt has been recognised not only by the negotiators but also by official Belarusian statistics." Gazprom has done enough to come to agreement, but this is the third warning. "We did not cut gas supplies right away. We are doing so gradually," he said.