“Austria is ready to support our efforts to increase the capacity of the TAL oil pipeline,” TASS quoted the prime minister as saying on Twitter.

According to him, the increase is necessary in order to have a guaranteed supply of oil, which will not be supplied from Russia.

On May 3, the head of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, Josef Sikela, said that Prague did not intend to pay for Russian gas in rubles, and was also ready to refuse to purchase oil from Russia by the end of the year under certain conditions.