MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ambassador, there are many options and projects, such as the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, but none of them has reached the stage of being implemented.
"Gas supplies are very important to us, as we buy some 80 percent of [our gas] resources from Russia. What will happen after 2019-2020, if the Russian gas stops coming via Ukraine, is an especially important issue for us…We support finding all possible ways for the gas reaching Hungary," Balla told RIA Novosti.
In October 2014, Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz submitted a claim to a Stockholm court seeking a retroactive revision of its contract with Russia on natural gas transit between 2009 and 2019. It said the Russian energy giant Gazprom owed it $3.2-billion in compensation for gas that was allegedly not delivered during that period, as well as accumulated interest. The total amount claimed is in the excess of $6 billion.
The gas contract between Gazprom and Naftogaz expires in 2019.