Due to a dispute over debts of $260 million, Moscow cut supplies for Belarus. The gas supplies were cut by 30 percent. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said the neighbors were facing a "gas war".
Furthermore he claims that he would only resume proceedings if Belarus got $260 million. This conflict could affect 6,25 percent of Europe?s gas consumption. Germany, Lithuania and Poland are only three countries that could be affected.
As Marlene Holzner of the European Commission says there is also an alternative supply route via Ukraine. "We are in close contact with the Russian Federation and Belarus. We expect contractual obligations to be fulfilled."