Russia and Belarus: Compromise in the Pipeline Dispute

Russia and Belarus reached a compromise Wednesday on their dispute that has halted oil flows along a key pipeline to Europe after telephone talks between the two countries' presidents, the Belarussian presidency said.

"In the course of the conversation, a compromise was found which enables us to resolve the current deadlock, including concerning the transit of Russian gas to European countries through the territory of the Republic of Belarus," the presidency's press service told the AP.