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Hungary: Russia and EU working together would help energy safety in Europe - Putin02:38

Hungary: Russia and EU working together would help energy safety in Europe - Putin

Hungary, Budapest
February 2, 2017 at 17:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia would like to discuss the gas issues with the European Union but 'needs guarantees'. He was speaking during a joint press conference alongside Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in Budapest, Thursday.

Putin stressed that Moscow did not politicise gas-related issues as there were aimed at cost-effectiveness. He pointed out that "the possibilities of cooperation with Europe were not excluded." "We will not resent Bulgaria or other countries, who did not find a power to resist the European Commission decision," stated Russian President.

He expressed his hope that Russia "walk together on that path - being in dialogue with Brussels" as "would work for the good of the bilateral relationship and for the energy safety of the continent in general".

Orban stated that there was a fashion in 'anti-Russian' attitudes in the Western world, that is why "Hungary lost a lot in our trade turnover," which is about $6 billion. "We hope that we can expect a new good relationship between Russia and the European Union in the close future. It is really hard to live if we have don't have open, fruitful cooperation with the strong countries," added Orban.

Hungary: Russia and EU working together would help energy safety in Europe - Putin02:38
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Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia would like to discuss the gas issues with the European Union but 'needs guarantees'. He was speaking during a joint press conference alongside Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in Budapest, Thursday.

Putin stressed that Moscow did not politicise gas-related issues as there were aimed at cost-effectiveness. He pointed out that "the possibilities of cooperation with Europe were not excluded." "We will not resent Bulgaria or other countries, who did not find a power to resist the European Commission decision," stated Russian President.

He expressed his hope that Russia "walk together on that path - being in dialogue with Brussels" as "would work for the good of the bilateral relationship and for the energy safety of the continent in general".

Orban stated that there was a fashion in 'anti-Russian' attitudes in the Western world, that is why "Hungary lost a lot in our trade turnover," which is about $6 billion. "We hope that we can expect a new good relationship between Russia and the European Union in the close future. It is really hard to live if we have don't have open, fruitful cooperation with the strong countries," added Orban.

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