MOSCOW, Jun 23 (PRIME-TASS) -- Russian natural gas giant Gazprom started cutting daily gas supplies to Belarus by 60% at 10 a.m. Moscow time on Wednesday, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said.
On Tuesday, the supply cut amounted to 30%.
Miller said Belarus was not making any efforts to pay its debt for gas supplies.
He said, however, that European consumers had not been affected by the gas row.
"Russian gas transit through Belarusian territory is being fully carried out and consumers of Russian gas are not experiencing any problems with its supply," he said.
Meanwhile, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday he had ordered the Belarusian government to stop the transit of Russian gas via the territory of Belarus.