BUDAPEST, Oct 3 – Novosti. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the country’s gas reserves will last for five to six months, Budapest is ready to help Belgrade with gas during this time in gratitude for ensuring gas transit from Russia.
“We are grateful to the Serbs, because the only route for gas supplies from the east to Hungary today passes through them. This is a time when everyone cares only about themselves. And the Serbs in this situation do not turn off the Hungarian gas volume, and it reaches Hungary without loss. “We consider this a very serious friendly gesture. We have enough gas in Hungary for normal operation for five to six months. And I can safely say that as long as there is gas in Hungary, it will also be in Serbia, somehow we We will help each other, because we will not forget that during this difficult time, gas was flowing from Serbia to Hungary,” Orban said at a joint press conference with the leaders of Serbia and Austria, Aleksandar Vučić and Karl Nehammeron the results of the tripartite summit dedicated to the problems of illegal migration.
Orban also stressed that all routes through which energy is supplied to Hungary from the east are “already paralyzed or will be paralyzed”, Budapest has to rely only on the south direction and the Turkish Stream gas pipeline .
Earlier, Orban held talks with Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Mustafa Sentop. The parties discussed the expansion of gas transit capacities in the East-West direction. Orban noted that by joining the Turkish Stream, Turkey has become one of the most important transit countries for gas supplies to Hungary.
Last Monday, terrorist attacks took place simultaneously on two Russian gas export pipelines to Europe . Germany , Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Russian side officially requested information from Denmark about the emergency at Nord Stream as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified the Russian Federation about the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency on gas pipelines is unprecedented and it is impossible to estimate the repair time.