Gazprom signed a 15-year gas supply contract to Hungary, scandalizing Ukraine

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry accused the Hungary for signing a “political contract” to the detriment of the Ukrainian economy. In Hungary, they responded to Kiev.

& # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; Russia has signed a contract with Hungary for the supply of gas for a period of 15 years, under which Russia will supply Hungary with 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

According to the agreements reached, the terms of the contract can be adjusted ten years after its entry into force.

The signatures were affixed on both sides by the Deputy General Manager & # 8220; Gazprom Export & # 8221; Dmitry Averkin and CEO of Hungarian energy company MVM Group György Kovor.

However, the signature of & # 8220; not political & # 8221; the contract provoked an angry reaction from the Kiev authorities.

In particular, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry characterized Hungary's decision as exclusively political and economically unjustified.

In addition, the contract, as the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry points out, was concluded only in the interest of the Kremlin and to the detriment of the national interests of Ukraine, which will certainly affect Ukrainian-Hungarian relations.

The reason for this was the possibility of uninterrupted pursuits supplying gas to Hungary by the shortest route via the gas transport system of Ukraine.

In response, Hungarian authorities accused Kiev of interfering in the country's internal affairs, expressing a protest note.

As the Hungarian Foreign Ministry pointed out, on the issue of cooperation with Russia, the Hungarian authorities will decide for themselves which direction to go, and no one will have the right to influence that.


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