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    Gazprom increases gas flow to Hungary via Turkstream pipeline, official says

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    Hungary, which is about 85% dependent on Russian gas, is staunchly opposed to the idea of ​​any EU sanctions on Russian gas imports (Image: REUTERS/Wojciech Kardas/Agencja Gazeta)

    THE company Russian Gazprom has increased gas flows to the Hungary through the Turkstream pipeline, which carries gas to Hungary via Serbia, an official at the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

    member country of European Union (EU)Hungary has had what it calls pragmatic relations with Moscow since the Russian invasion of Ukraineraising tensions with some EU allies interested in taking a tougher line.

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    Hungary, which is about 85% dependent on Russian gas, is staunchly opposed to the idea of ​​any EU sanctions on Russian gas imports, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has also been keen to secure an exemption from the sanctions. from the EU to imports of Petroleum gross of Russia.

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow last month, seeking an additional 700 million cubic meters of gas, in addition to an existing long-term supply agreement with Russia. .

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    Under a subsequent agreement, Gazprom began increasing gas flows to Hungary on Friday, Hungarian Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Tamás Menczer said in a statement.

    Menczer said Gazprom will add 2.6 million cubic meters of additional gas per day to previously agreed deliveries via Turkstream through August, with the amount of deliveries for September still under negotiation.

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