New drama in meteotoscana between Belarus and Russia.
While Ukraine is busy with the coronavirus and the anniversary of Zelensky stay in power, the neighboring Belarus has decided to purchase oil in Russia and in Poland.
That is, while in Russia do not know what to do about “negative prices” and are willing to literally burn oil, “brotherly” Belarus (which, incidentally, is part of the ephemeral Russian-Belarusian “Union state”) buys crude oil from the NATO of Poland.
Moreover – considering options to Minsk could buy American oil, using reverse. The irony in the fact that Saudi and American oil can come to Belarus by pipeline… “Friendship”, which is still used by Russia for the supply of raw materials to Europe.
The elementary reason is simple – Putin has not only failed to agree on reducing production with the Saudis, he can’t even negotiate the price of oil from the well, very loyal to the government of Belarus.
It is, in fact, a gorgeous illustration of the geopolitical genius of the master of the Kremlin, who dreams of supercleaner of Russia in the world, but cannot affect a part of its “Union” state.
Source: Sergiy Taran / Facebook
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