“The EU has proposed banning oil delivered by sea from Russia and postponing restrictions on imports through a key pipeline (“Friendship.” -


) in order to satisfy Hungary's objections and agree on a stalled package of sanctions,” Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with situation.

It is noted that the proposal sent to the authorities of the EU member states will provide Hungary with the opportunity to find a technical solution that would satisfy the country's energy needs.

The Hungarian Foreign Ministry said earlier that the country would not support the imposition of anti-Russian sanctions on oil and gas supplies.

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó noted that Hungary's refusal of anti-Russian sanctions on oil and gas was dictated by the interests of protecting the country's energy security.