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Minister: Russian Oil Flows to Slovakia will be Resumed
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Minister: Russian Oil Flows to Slovakia will be Resumed

Russia's oil supply via the Druzhba oil pipeline to Slovakia will resume on Wednesday. Slovak Economy Minister Richard Sulik said this during a press conference. Last week, the Ukrainian oil transport company Ukrtransnafta decided to stop the supply through the Druzhba oil pipeline. This pipeline runs from Russia via Ukraine to Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. According to the minister, the interruption was caused by a Western bank refusing to process a transit fee paid by Russia to Ukraine because of sanctions against Russia. The Russian operator of the Transneft pipeline is said to have paid Ukrtransnafta but was refunded a week later. According to Transneft, national governments had to approve cross-border payments from Russia. The contract between Transneft and ...