Hungary will pay for gas supply in rubles, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a news conference on Wednesday that if Russia requested it. He also added that his country will not succumb to pressure and Hungary will not support sanctions that have included abandoning purchases of Russian gas and oil.
At the same time add: “We still see our future in the European Union.”
“I would like to stress that we have to strengthen our strategic partnership with Poland. It is our strategic alliance within the European Union,” Orban was quoted as saying by Reuters.
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The audiences that the Putin regime has found “hostile” include the United States, European Union member states, Great Britain, Japan, Canada, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland and Ukraine.
France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Austria and Japan have already responded to the Russian ultimatum, unequivocally rejecting this possibility. also The European Commission has recommended that countries respect existing contracts with fixed payments in a currency.
As reported by Reuters, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said earlier that EU authorities “have no role” to play in the gas supply contract with Russia, It is based on a bilateral contract between state-owned MVM and Gazprom.
Hungary, which relies heavily on Russian gas and oil imports, signed a new long-term gas supply contract last year under which Gazprom will supply 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas annually.
At the end of March, Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans confirmed that the EU embargo on Russian resources “is still on the table.” He also stressed that the European Union is ready for independence from Russian resources.
– Even if Russia turns off the gas tap today, we will certainly live until winter. The challenge will be to stockpile raw materials next time – the Vice-President of the European Commission responded to the question of money.pl.
So far, the European Commission has proposed a mandatory ban on the import of coal from Russia to its member states.
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