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Hungary-Russia gas contract hits Kyiv; Ukraine prepares response, - official Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first step of Kyiv in response to the contract of Hungary and Russia was the delay of the meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation
09:02, 28 September 2021

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Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has called the gas contract of Budapest and Moscow on gas transit bypassing Ukraine to be a hit at the Ukrainian-Hungarian relations as RBK-Ukraine reported.

“Hungary has hit the Ukrainian-Hungarian relations, excluding Ukrainian gas pipeline from the structure of gas supply from Russia. It is a hit and we should respond to it properly. There can be no regrets and condolences,” the Foreign Minister noted.

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According to him, the first step of Kyiv in response to the contract of Hungary and Russia was the delay of the meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation.

“It will be not only the political step, the cancelation of the commission that is the main body of the bilateral cooperation; we will assume other steps to protect the national interests of Ukraine in this situation,” Kuleba added.

Related: Russia’s new pipeline makes Ukraine worry less about gas but more about war

On September 27, Hungary 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.

Serhiy Makohon, the Director-General of GTS operator of Ukraine reported that the new gas contract between Hungary and the Russian Federation could result in a shortage or full stop of the gas transit across Ukraine.

 

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