The Ukraine halts gas imports from Hungary

The Ukraine halts gas imports from Hungary

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Kiev continues to reduce supplies, confirming its commitment to energy independence

Starting July 1, the Ukraine has suspended gas imports from Hungary from where, last month alone, the country had purchased 5 cm. The news confirms what was recently declared by former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, according to whom Kiev will be completely self-sufficient from an energy standpoint, and particularly in terms of gas supply, within 10 years. And the data seems to back to claim: if during June 2015 the Ukraine 790.2 cm of gas from Europe, 718.6 cm from Slovakia and 71.6 from Hungary, this May the figure has been reduced to 96.6 cm. After having suspended imports from Poland last May, the Ukraine is nown turning to Russia: on June 7, Gazprom’s CEO, Alexei Miller, declared to have received an official letter from Naftogaz Ukiraine with a request to reactivate supply for the second semester of 2016 and the first semester of 2017.