A giant Russian cargo plane arrived in Hungary on Wednesday. The plane needed a special permit to fly into Hungary. The reason for this is that Hungarian airspace, as in several countries of the European Union, was closed to Russian aircraft.
The Russian plane delivered nuclear fuel to Bratislava in mid-March, according to press reports, nuclear fuel ordered by the Slovak government. With this, the country managed to ensure the safe and smooth operation of the two Slovak nuclear plants, writes 24.hu. However, afterwards,
the machine transporting nuclear fuel came to Hungary.
On Thursday, Péter Szijjártó, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, wrote on his Facebook page about why the plane arrived in Hungary. Szijjártó connected the Paks nuclear power plant with the Russian machine.
It provides 49.6 per cent of Hungary’s electricity production and accounts for more than a third of Hungary’s electricity consumption.
The operation of the Paks nuclear power plant requires nuclear fuel. Earlier, before the war, this fuel came from Russia via Ukraine. However, rail transport is currently not possible due to the war. Therefore, an alternative mode of transport had to be found.
“Now, with the permission of all relevant authorities, the first shipment arrived in Pápa on the Belarus-Poland-Slovakia route by air on Wednesday morning,”
said Péter Szijjártó. The Foreign Minister also mentioned that another EU sanctions package against Russia is being negotiated. However, he added that it is important for the Hungarian government to take all activities related to nuclear energy.
The advantage of one’s own energy supply is very important,
Szijjártó pointed out in connection with the case. The importance of self-sufficiency in energy is now really evident after the Russian-Ukrainian war. This is the Paks nuclear power plant for Hungary. Due to this, Hungary is less exposed to the effects of the world market.
Source: Facebook, 24.hu