BUDAPEST Jan 17 Hungary's deal with Russia this
week on an expansion of its Paks nuclear power plant does not
involve any ancillary agreement on gas imports, Prime Minister
Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday.
"There are no (ancillary parts) and this is very important,"
Orban said in an interview in response to a question on aspects
of the multibillion euro agreement.
"A year ago we agreed (with President Putin) that we would
negotiate every issue separately, and will not link any issue
with any other issue."
Hungary relies on Russia for most of its gas and oil
imports, and the Paks nuclear plant covers about 40 percent of
its total electricity needs.
(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Catherine Evans)