Lithuania to negotiate on gas supplies with Russia only on commercial basis, energy minister says

Lithuania now has more possibilities to import natural gas than it had before and in the future it will hold gas supply negotiations with Russia only on a commercial basis, Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis said after meeting with Russia's ambassador to Lithuania in Vilnius on Thursday.
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