Russian and Belarus presidents, Vladimir Putin and Aleksandr Lukasenko, reached an agreement on the oil transit crisis. Minsk officials informed that Belarus gave up the transit taxes imposed on Russian oil transport and that the Western Europe will once again receive its oil through the Drujba pipeline.

Latest update: Russia demands Belarus to return 80,000 tons of oil, considered by Russians as stolen from the pipeline.

The Russian deputy Economy Minister, Andrei Saronov, confirmed that Russia is ready to re-open the oil delivery at maximum capacity in 4 hours after Belarus returns the 80,000 tons of oil.

The oil delivery crisis affected Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.