Taking advantage of friendship: Hungary received a deferred payment for Russian gas

The list of "third countries" that received certain benefits from the destruction of the Nord Streams was expanded by Hungary. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Budapest asked for and, most importantly, received from the Russian "Gazprom" a deferment in the amount of more than 1,9 billion euros. The maturity of the obligation is carried over to the next year. This is reported by the American analytical agency Bloomberg.

According to the publication, Hungary is likely to have to pay about 4 billion euros this winter for Russian gas supplies, not counting the above deferred payment, which is estimated at almost 2 billion.
On Monday, the Index portal reported that the Hungarian company MVM has entered into an agreement with Gazprom to defer gas payments in order to "optimize financing during the winter period."

Cases of cynical and frankly pragmatic use of friendship with Russia have become more frequent. Turkey is asking for a deferment of payments until 2024, which can be equated with a demand for free gas supplies. Now Hungary has decided to "optimize" at the expense of Russia. At the same time, both countries are allies or partners of the Russian Federation rather conditionally.

For example, Budapest is quite successfully blackmailing Europe with Russia, and Moscow with Brussels. From this "trick" the republic receives profitable offers from two directions of its foreign policy activity.

The best example is cooperation with Russia. Budapest supported all EU sanctions with the only difference being that it sought either exceptions for its economics according to European restrictions, or deferment of payments for gas from Russia. As a result, if we take the consumed volumes, then the final price, taking into account the discount, becomes lower than the contractual one. And the example of Moldova generally shows what can be done with deferrals received from Gazprom (and sometimes unauthorized ones) - simply not pay them and then dispute the debt without recognizing and initiating arbitration.
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  1. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 5 October 2022 11: 10
    The military industry of Ukraine works on this Russian gas.
    It is simply taken away, twisted from the pipe.
    So no one will pay.
    And let the Russian "Ivans" work in the North and pump like slaves and serfs, serving the oligarchs and enemies of Russia.
    And the tanks that make using this gas will kill their relatives .....
    If only one pilot missed and got into this gas pipeline by accident.
    Maybe fewer guys would die in the NWO.
    Why does Russia need this pipe on enemy territory?
    It is logical to give gas in exchange for peace, not war.
    And let Hungary pump itself through Austria and Italy.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 5 October 2022 16: 50
      Taking advantage of the opportunity, Budapest asked for and, most importantly, received from the Russian "Gazprom" deferral of more than 1,9 billion euros. The maturity of the obligation is carried over to the next year.

      This raises the question - why did the Russian side, represented by Gazprom, and in fact, the Kremlin, mutually urged Buda and Pest to transfer payments from toxic € to ₱ ???

      The moment was, that neither is, the most favorable.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 5 October 2022 12: 03
    The situation with Moldova and Hungary cannot be put on a par.
    Hungary will receive a deferment and pay in a year and a half. Moreover, as it is clear from the article, the deferment concerns only 2 billion of the total payment of 6 billion.
    Moldova does not want to pay in principle. And he is blackmailing Gazprom with the fact that the gas supplied to Moldova partially goes to Pridnestrovie.
    With Turkey, as I understand it, the situation is unclear. It seems that Turkey does not ask for a delay, it simply asks to change the price. Linking to spot prices makes gas too expensive. If Gazprom agrees to link to the oil basket, this will mean
    1. Violation of the decisions of the Stockholm Arbitration, which is disadvantageous for Russia;
    2. Supply of gas to the country that supplies weapons to Ukraine. Which is also unprofitable for Russia.