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I’ve got some friends travelling to Belarus this week. One of them mentioned that Russia had cut off gas supplies to Belarus for non-payment of bills. The story is here.

Note the time of this report. A full 29 minutes later the BBC reports that Belarus and Russia have signed a deal!

The options I can think of for this amazing turn around are:

1) The first article was late – thanks BBC!

2) It got cold very quickly so thet had to sort something out QUICK!

3) The Belarussians heard that my friends were coming – worth pulling out the stops for. (Not surprising given that most people try and leave Belarus!)

Which do you think it was?

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