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Hungarian Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian ambassador with accusations of "violation of sovereignty"

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Foreign Minister Peter Siyjarto said that Ukraine's attempts to block Hungary's new long-term gas supply agreement with Russia was tantamount to "violating Hungary's sovereignty."

Hungarian Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian ambassador with accusations of "violation of sovereignty"

The Hungarian Foreign Minister summoned the Ukrainian ambassador on Tuesday because of Kiev's reaction to Budapest's agreement with Gazprom on long-term gas supplies.

Hungary's claims against Ukraine are based on the fact that according to Peter Siyjarto, was an attempt by Ukraine to block Hungary's new long-term gas supply agreement with Russia, which was signed on Monday.

Foreign Minister Peter Siyjarto said this was tantamount to "a violation of Hungary's sovereignty."

“We consider it a serious violation of our sovereignty and national security interests to want to interfere with the safe gas supply of our country, the heating of the houses of the Hungarian people and the work of industry,” Siyjarto said.

Hungary accused Ukraine of interfering in its internal affairs on Monday after Kiev criticized it for signing a new 15-year agreement on natural gas supplies with Russia's Gazprom.

Recall that, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Hungary struck a blow at its relations with Ukraine by signing an agreement with Russia on gas supplies bypassing Ukraine, and promised an appropriate response to this step.

“This is a blow, and we will respond to it accordingly, because in this case there should be neither compassion nor sympathy,” Kuleba told the Freedom of Speech program on ICTV.

Hungarian MVM Zrt. Signed on Monday a 15-year long-term gas purchase contract with Russian Gazprom. The contract provides for the purchase of 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Gazprom will supply this volume to Hungary via two routes: 3.5 billion cubic meters from the south via the Serbian-Hungarian connecting pipeline, which will be commissioned from October 1, and 1 billion cubic meters from Austria.

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