Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called on Hungary not to “unwind emotions” in connection with the crisis due to the signing a Budapest-Gazprom agreement on gas transit bypassing Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“I urge Hungarian partners not to “unwind emotions” now, they often say different things about Ukraine that we do not like, but we do not react to them emotionally. We must act pragmatically, seek a way out of this crisis that will meet the interests of Ukraine and Hungary, because it is also in the interests of Europe,” Kuleba said.
The Minister stressed that the issue of excluding Ukraine from the transit scheme was a requirement of the Russian Federation, and Hungary accepted this requirement.
He also noted that Ukraine will turn to the European Commission to understand how Hungary's agreement with Gazprom affects the EU's energy security as a whole.
As it was reported earlier, on September 27, it became known that Hungary had signed a new long-term contract with the Russian concern Gazprom for the supply of gas bypassing Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that they were disappointed with this decision.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, in his turn, called the gas contract between Budapest and Moscow a blow to Ukrainian-Hungarian relations.
Today, September 28, it became known that Ukraine and Hungary are calling for ambassadors due to the signing of a gas contract with Russia by Budapest.