Hungary's Prime Minister: Orban wants Russia sanctions to be lifted by the end of the year


Hungary's Prime Minister
Orban wants Russia sanctions to be lifted by the end of the year

Viktor Orban wants to lift the sanctions against Russia by the end of the year because the "economic problems" would cause.

Viktor Orban wants to lift sanctions against Russia by the end of the year because they would cause "economic problems". photo

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban maintains a good relationship with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin. He is resentful of the EU's punitive measures against Moscow: he calls for them to be lifted by the end of 2022.

The Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban calls for EU sanctions against Russia to be lifted by the end of the year at the latest.

The punitive measures imposed after the attack on Ukraine against Moscow were "forced on the Europeans by the Brussels bureaucrats," said the right-wing populist, according to the pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet.

Orban spoke on Wednesday evening at a faction meeting of the governing party Fidesz in Lake Balaton Bad Balatonalmadi. "The sanctions are causing economic problems, the energy crisis and inflation," he said.

Orban maintains a good relationship with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin. The sanctions of EU he has played against Russia so far. At the same time, he was able to obtain an exemption from the oil embargo for his country. The sanctions decisions of the EU require unanimity among the member states. Hungary has been a member of the Union since 2004.

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