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Slovakia to continue paying for Russian gas in euros — prime minister

Slovakia is ready to resist possible restrictions on Russian gas supplies

PRAGUE, April 27. /TASS/. Slovakia will continue paying for Russian natural gas in euros, according to previously signed contracts with Gazprom, the TASR news agency reported on Wednesday, quoting Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger.

"The Slovak gas industry has concluded a long-term contract with Russia's Gazprom and will pay for gas in euros, according to existing agreements and the recommendation of the European Commission," Heger said.

Slovakia, according to the prime minister, is ready to resist possible restrictions on Russian gas supplies, which Poland and Bulgaria are now facing.

The request for Russian gas supplies to Slovakia in transit through Ukraine was 41,776,423 cubic meters on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the republic received 38,840,293 cubic meters of gas. The energy raw material is pumped through the gas distribution station in Velke Kapusany on the border with Ukraine. Russia provides 85-87% of Slovakia's natural gas needs.