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Sarajevo – Russian “Gazprom” informed the Management of BH Gas today that it has reduced the delivery of gas to BiH by 50 percent, writes Dnevni Avaz.

According to unofficial information from the list, BiH is in danger of running out of this energy source.

The information that BiH has reduced gas supplies was also confirmed by “BH Gas”.

According to the documents published by the media in the Federation of BiH, this morning the quantity requested was confirmed, and at 15.39 a smaller quantity by 50 percent was confirmed.

Earlier, members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic and Zeljko Komsic, refused to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, who was visiting BiH.

Komsic said that the decision was difficult to make and stated with regret that Lavrov, who represents Russia, does not respect the state of BiH and its institutions.

However, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, commented on the decision of two members of the Presidency of BiH not to attend the meeting with him, saying that the politicians decided to work on someone’s order.

Other countries have not had their deliveries reduced on that pipeline
The Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of the Federation of BiH, Nermin Džindić, confirmed tonight that Russian Gazprom has reduced the delivery of gas to BH Gas by 50 percent.

Djindjic told Radio Sarajevo that everything was fine at noon, but that at 3.40 pm the nomination was reduced by 50 percent due to a technical error.

“We don’t have more detailed information either. We will see what happens in 2-3 hours,” said Djindjic and explained that the nomination means that the amount of gas is announced for one period.

“This morning, they confirmed to us that they would reduce it by 50% at 3:40 PM,” he said.

Miloprom Draganić, the director of Gas Promet, also confirmed that Gazprom had halved gas deliveries, and told the Klix portal that the Russian company had informed them about it at 3 p.m.

As he said, the reason for the reduced gas supply is currently being checked.

A source from the government told the portal that Poland, Hungary and several other countries are on the same gas pipeline as Bosnia and Herzegovina, but that the required amount of gas has not been reduced.