Hungary will continue to block EU sanctions on Russian nuclear energy, expand cooperation with Russia – Szijjártó
Hungary has signed an agreement with Russia on the construction of new units of the Paks NPP and stated that it would continue to oppose EU sanctions against the Russian nuclear power industry
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó announced the information.
He made this statement after a conversation with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. They discussed topical issues of Hungarian-Russian energy cooperation.
Novak assured that the Russian party would be able to carry out repairs to the TurkStream gas pipeline. Thus, oil and natural gas shipments will be completed in accordance with the contract, and Hungary will have uninterrupted gas supply in the near future.
"We also agreed on the construction of new units at the Paks NPP and determined that preparatory work is underway, and as new nuclear capacity is essential for security of supply in Hungary, the government will continue to prevent any sanctions related to the nuclear sector," Szijjártó said.
He also noted that he is in talks with Framatome. The company aims to transfer the Western European control system to new power plants despite the German government's blocking.
On March 20, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said that the country would not participate in the EU’s project to jointly purchase 1 million rounds of ammunition for Ukraine.