Russian oil stops flowing to Hungary

Russian oil flows through the Druzhba pipeline via Ukraine to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia came to a halt last Thursday, the countries said on Tuesday. Russian company Transneft blamed Ukraine and EU sanctions for the outage, saying Ukraine had refunded its gas transit fees from July citing EU restrictions. The EU is phasing out purchases of Russian oil by the end of the year, but Hungary, a critic of EU sanctions, was granted a waiver from the ban.

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