MOSCOW, April 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow and Bratislava plan to sign before the yearend an agreement extending annual oil supplies of up to six million tonnes until December 31, 2029, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Energy said on Thursday after the meeting of the Russian-Slovak intergovernmental commission in Slovakia.
The sides noted that oil supplies to Slovakia and oil transit via its territory “are executed reliably and uninterruptedly under contracts between Slovak and Russian companies”. Apart from that, the sides expressed mutual interest to cooperation in the area of long-term transit of Russian oil to European countries via the Druzhba pipeline.
The Druzhba oil pipeline runs from Samara to Bryansk in Russia and further on to Moryz in Belarus, where it forks in two directions: to the north — to Poland and Germany via Belarus, and to the south — to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia via Ukraine. The overall length of the pipeline is 8,900 kilometers.