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Hungary will never agree to sanction Russia’s Rosatom and Gazprom, says Foreign Minister


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Hungary will never agree to sanction Russia’s Rosatom and Gazprom, says Foreign Minister

Hungary will never agree to sanction Russia’s Rosatom and Gazprom, says Foreign Minister

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Hungary will never agree to add Russian energy companies Rosatom and Gazprom to the EU sanctions list, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said… 24.09.2022, Sputnik International

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“We will never accept Rosatom or Gazprom being placed on a sanctions list, and we would never accept any entity being placed on a sanctions list that is important to us from an energy supply point of view. “said Szijjarto. , Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto discussed bilateral energy cooperation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). statement read. In September 2021, Hungary and Gazprom reached an agreement to supply 4.5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas per year for the next 15 years. The contract caused an outcry among Western nations, while kyiv claimed it undermined Ukraine’s status as a transit country. In response, Budapest said Hungary is a sovereign country and alone decides where to buy gas and how to have it delivered. At the end of August, Szijjarto said that Budapest had reached an agreement with Gazprom on the supply of an additional 5.8 million cubic meters. of gas per day from September 1st. European Union officials have said they will soon roll out a new sanctions package against Russia.

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UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Hungary will never agree to add Russian energy companies Rosatom and Gazprom to the EU sanctions list, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Sputnik on the sidelines of the General Assembly United Nations.

“We will never accept Rosatom or Gazprom being placed on a sanctions list, and we will never accept any entity being placed on a sanctions list that is important for us from an energy supply point of view. “said Szijjarto.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto discussed bilateral energy cooperation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The parties exchanged views on several issues regarding UN operations and current international issues of mutual concern, the statement said.

In September 2021, Hungary and Gazprom reached an agreement to supply 4.5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas per year for the next 15 years. The contract caused an outcry among Western nations, while kyiv claimed it undermined Ukraine’s status as a transit country. In response, Budapest said Hungary is a sovereign country and decides for itself where to buy gas and how to have it delivered.

At the end of August, Szijjarto said that Budapest had reached an agreement with Gazprom on the supply of an additional 5.8 million cubic meters of gas per day from September 1.

European Union officials have said they will soon roll out a new set of sanctions against Russia.



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