OREANDA-NEWS. Kiev will turn to the European Commission because of Hungary's contract with the Russian Federation to supply gas bypassing Ukraine, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Kiev was disappointed with Hungary's decision to sign a new long-term contract with Gazprom to supply gas bypassing Ukraine and believes that it damages bilateral Ukrainian-Hungarian relations.

"The Ukrainian side will also apply to the European Commission to provide an assessment of the conformity of the new Hungarian-Russian gas agreement with European energy legislation," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations of Hungary Peter Siyarto told RIA Novosti that the chairman of the board of "Gazprom" Alexei Miller will arrive in Budapest on Monday to sign a new contract for the supply of gas. We are talking about supplies to Hungary of 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year over the next 15 years. Including 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas will come through Serbia and 1 billion - through Austria.

Tensions in relations between Ukraine and Hungary arose in 2020 against the background of discussions about the Ukrainian law on education, which significantly reduces the possibility of teaching in the languages ​​of national minorities.