The Hungarian company MOL and the Slovak Slovnaft paid for the transit of Russian oil through the Druzhba pipeline, which passes through Ukraine. This was reported by the Slovak newspaper Pravda.
“Ukrainian transport company responded positively to the proposal of Slovnaft and MOL to pay transit fees for oil transportation through the southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline. Slovnaft has already made a payment to the company’s account and expects that on the basis of this, oil supplies will resume in the coming days,” reports the Slovak newspaper Pravda. The publication notes that Russia agreed with this decision.
Earlier, Ukraine stopped the transit of Russian oil to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Russian company Transneft was unable to pay for transit due to EU sanctions. MOL previously expressed its readiness to pay for transit through the Druzhba pipeline, reports RT. The anti-Russian sanctions of the EU are connected with the special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.