The possibility of a Russian gas embargo in the European Union's next round of sanctions has been ruled out by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
President Vladimir Putin has stated that the West will be unable to wean itself off Russian oil and gas for several years.
"If you can't import gas from Russia, the country and the economy would come to a halt; we won't be able to heat our homes or run our businesses. Who can provide a solution, is our question?" Szijjarto explained.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has dismissed the possibility of a Russian gas embargo in the EU's next round of penalties, calling it "impossible."
Hungary, which is landlocked, is heavily reliant on Russian hydrocarbons.
Szijjarto's remarks come as Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West will take several years to wean itself off Russian oil and gas.