MOSCOW, 3 Oct — PRIME. Hungary is ready to help Serbia with gas, but its reserves will last only five or six months, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a press conference with Serbian and Austrian leaders Aleksandar Vucic and Karl Nehammer.
Orban noted that at a time “when everything only cares about itself,” Serbia showed a friendly gesture by ensuring the transit of gas from Russia to Hungary along the only route to date.
“And I can calmly say that as long as there is gas in Hungary, it will also be in Serbia, in some way we will help each other, because we will not forget that at this difficult time gas was flowing from Serbia to Hungary,” the politicians stressed.
According to him, the rest of the gas supply routes are either already paralyzed or will be paralyzed, so Budapest can only rely on the southern direction and the Turkish Stream.
Orban had previously discussed with Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop the expansion of gas transit capacity in the east-west direction. At the same time, Orban noted that Turkey, having joined the Turkish Stream, has become one of the most important transit countries for gas supplies to Hungary.