“I would like to reassure all that Hungary’s energy supplies are and will remain secure,” Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister, said on Saturday.
On the basis of the contract concluded by MVM affiliate CEEnergy and Gazprom affiliate Gazpromexport and the technical talks conducted over the past few days, Hungary can pay for Russian gas as required by the supplier without violating sanctions by Brussels, Szijjártó said on Facebook.
“We understand that others have different interests but our interest lies in guaranteeing Hungary’s energy supplies. And we do guarantee it because no one should be allowed to force the Hungarian people to pay the price of war,”
the minister said.
Szijjártó attached an article of Index news portal citing EC President Ursula von der Leyen as saying that Hungary would breach the EU sanctions if it pays in rubles for Russian energy as promised.