Gomeltransneft, the Belarusian operator of the Druzhba oil pipeline, restricted oil pumping in the direction of Poland for three days. This was announced by the official representative of "Transneft" Igor Demin, reports Novaya Gazeta with reference to TASS.
According to Demin, "unscheduled repairs" began yesterday on one of the branches of the Druzhba main oil pipeline, therefore, oil pumping in the direction of Adamova Zastava in Poland was limited "for approximately three days".
Druzhba begins in the Samara region, passes through Bryansk and branches into two sections: northern (through Belarus, Poland and Germany) and southern (through Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary).
Earlier, the self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus could cut off the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline if the European Union imposes new sanctions and closes the border with the country.
“I would recommend that the Polish leadership, Lithuanians and other headless people think before speaking,” Lukashenko added.
In early November, the migration crisis worsened on the border between Poland and Belarus: thousands of migrants from Iraq and Syria gathered near the Bruzgi-Kuznitsa border checkpoint. Refugees are trying to break into Poland.