Hungary repeats Russian propaganda and says under what conditions it will give up the next package of sanctions
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said that his government would not support the 12th package of sanctions against Russia if the restrictions were imposed on gas, oil, or nuclear energy. At the same time, similar sanctions have been imposed before, but exceptions were made for Hungary.
"I can tell you for sure: if the next package contains something that contradicts our national interests, we will definitely not agree to its adoption. The red line for us obviously concerns energy, gas, oil, nuclear energy and any other aspects that could harm our state economy," Siyarto was quoted as saying by Russian propaganda outlet RIA.Novosti.
Szijjártó also added that he sees no point in extending sanctions against Russia because they allegedly cause more harm to those who impose them. In fact, the Hungarian diplomat repeated the statements of Russian propaganda.
"When it comes to individuals, we have a very clear position: those who have done something good for Hungary, those who have saved Hungarian lives, for example, by making it possible to buy vaccines, or those who play an important role in ensuring the security of our energy supply - why should we put them on the sanctions list, knowing that these people have done nothing wrong to our country?" the Hungarian Foreign Minister said.
According to him, Hungary did not allow Russian Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov to be included in the EU sanctions list, "because he helped Hungary a lot."
As reported by OBOZ.UA, earlier Orban reiterated that Ukraine would not be able to 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.