Russian gas giant Gazprom has set up an operative staff to persuade the Belarus government to pay the debt of 192 million USD to the company.
The staff will include representatives of various departments of Gazprom.
Belarus owes about 192 million USD to Gazprom, Alexey Miller, a company head, says.
If Belarus fails to pay up the debt, Gazprom will shrank the gas supply to the country by 85 percent starting June 21.
Under the contract agreement, the price per 1000 cubic meters of Russian natural gas makes up 169 USD for Belarus, while the country pays only 150 USD and the debt has reached 192 million USD.
Gazprom officials note the debt may equal 500 to 600 million USD until 2011.