Another EU country has joined Hungary: blocking aid to Ukraine worth tens of billions
According to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, during the discussion of the revision of the EU budget, "a general consensus was reached on the additional 50 billion euros for Ukraine." However, two countries-Hungary and Slovakia-opposed the aid to Ukraine.
In his speech, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico warned of corruption in Ukraine, saying that he would have a hard time explaining the aid to his citizens.
Leaders are discussing a proposed increase in the bloc's overall budget and the Hungarian and Slovak prime ministers were expected to oppose a €50 billion aid package to Ukraine, a diplomat briefed on the leaders' discussions said. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that EU support is not working.
While Brussels hopes to persuade Hungary to give up its veto. The EU now faces another headache - Slovakia. A decision on updating the bloc's budget should be made by the end of the year to ensure further support for Kyiv, as the current EU funding is about to expire.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, earlier Orban reiterated that Ukraine could not win the war. He believes that the army of the Russian occupiers has all the advantages to achieve their goal.
Orban also said that Ukraine's international partners should abandon their beliefs about restoring its territorial integrity and joining NATO. In addition, he suggested that the West should make a deal with Putin without returning Crimea to Ukraine.