Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said after a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba that Hungary could pump 700 million cubic meters of gas to Ukraine in the first three months of 2022, according to Hungary Today.

The report quotes Szijjarto as saying that in 2020 and 2021, the largest amounts of gas imported by Ukraine from the west had traveled through Hungary, and this trend is expected to continue during the first three months of next year, with a total capacity of 700 million cubic meters.

According to him, the Hungarian government has worked a lot to ensure energy supplies for the country and increase Hungary’s role in supplies for the region.

Szijjarto said that out of its seven neighbors Hungary now had gas links to six, while “the number of electric links will soon increase.”

He also believes that “2022 will be a better year in terms of Hungary-Ukraine ties than this one.”

Ukraine’s Gas Transit System Operator and Hungary’s FGSZ last week signed an agreement providing for the supply of a guaranteed amount of natural gas from Hungary to Ukraine from January 1, 2022.