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"Druzhba" oil pipeline may resume operations shortly


16 November, 12:50

 The Russian "RIA Novosti" reported that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Peter Szijártó, announced the possibility of resuming the operation of the "Druzhba" oil pipeline after repairing the infrastructure for a short time. 

Earlier, the Russian "Transneft" received a notification from Ukraine about stopping pumping oil through the southern branch of the "Druzhba" oil pipeline to Hungary.

Siyarto said that it was stopped due to damage to the transformer station in the territory of Ukraine.

It should be noted that, before that, Poland insisted on applying pan-European sanctions against the "Druzhba" oil pipeline. Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau announced this after the EU foreign ministers' negotiations. Warsaw is afraid that Russia will demand to pay a fine in case of unilateral refusal of supply.