Russia's Gazprom is considering alternative routes to supply gas to Europe, the company's spokesman Sergey Kupriyanov said in Minsk Tuesday.
He said that the company can supply gas to Europe via Ukraine. Kiev has already confirmed its readiness to extra gas volumes to Europe, he said. Besides that Gazprom may use gas from its underground storages in Europe, he added.
As of May 1, Belarus' gas debt to Gazprom amounted $192 million. On Monday Gazprom had to cut its gas supplies to Belarus by 15%. In response Belarus refused to transit the Russian gas via its territory to Europe. When addressing his colleagues in Minsk Kupriyanov said that blocking of gas transit won't solve the gas problem.