Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated on Aug. 31 that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said “conditionally” that an encroachment on the corridor for supplying Hungary and Serbia with gas would constitute a cause for war.
“We hope it not to cross anyone’s mind to withhold from us during the winter that what we and Hungary have built and paid for. We have no indication that this could be possible and I believe that no one is intending for something like that to happen,” Vucic said during the inspection of the reconstructed Raska-Novi Pazar highway.
Orban has stated that the Hungarians had made it clear right away that there is another gas-pipeline, not the North Stream, but the South Stream, by which gas arrives from Russia along the southern corridor, to Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. “Together with the Serbian president, I have made it clear that, if someone wants to do with the south corridor what has been done with the north one, we will view that as a cause for war and a terrorist attack, and will respond promptly,” Orban has pointed out.