10 Aug 2022 13:00

Resumption of Russian oil transit to Hungary and Slovakia via Ukraine expected Weds, all parties in agreement

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian transport company has responded positively to proposals by Slovnaft and MOL to pay transit fees for oil transit through the southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline, the Slovak company told Interfax.

"Slovnaft has already made the payment to the company's account. On this basis, Slovnaft expects to resume oil supplies in the next few days. The Russian side has also agreed to this decision," the company said.

The company later clarified, quoting Slovakia's economy minister, that the supplies might resume as early as Wednesday.

According to Bloomberg reports, Hungarian MOL has also transferred payment for transit and expects to resume supplies in the next few days.