The conditions will be very tough, – the MEP said that he is waiting for Hungary because of the blocking of sanctions
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Every day the delay in imposing an embargo on Russian oil brings Vladimir Putin money to continue the war in Ukraine. Hungary, which refuses to support the corresponding decision, will pay a very high political price for this.
Member of the European Parliament from Lithuania Petras Auštrevičius told Channel 24 about this. According to him, Viktor Orban, having extended the hand of friendship to Putin, will no longer be able to surprise the European Union with any act.
“In general, he put himself on the board of such shame that there is nothing to say here. We must go around – leave Hungary with our own conditions. All the same, this will be a cessation of oil supplies by more than 90%. Hungary will not create this billion. There will be dozens million”. euro,” the MEP said.
Hungary will pay a high political price
According to Auštrevičius, the EU circles negatively assess Hungary's position on sanctions against Russia. The country will pay a high political price for this.
Hungary will need it sometime. When Budapest comes to Brussels to ask for something, we will set very strict conditions,” the MEP stressed.
Austrevičius noted that only in this way can practical problems be solved. He also added that every day of the delay with the oil embargo means casualties and destruction in Ukraine.
Hungary's position on the oil embargo: what is known
- The Hungarian authorities oppose the embargo on Russian oil and gas. Foreign Minister Peter Szijarto said that they would support the sixth package of sanctions against Russia if the EU offered an alternative to the flow of energy.
- Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that almost all EU members support the embargo on Russian oil. The initiative is blocked by only one country – Hungary.
- The European Union has proposed to Hungary and Slovakia to delay the oil embargo until the end of 2024.
- Budapest resorts to blackmailing Europe. According to media reports, Hungary requires 15-18 billion euros to modernize the energy structure.
- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban about the embargo on Russian oil. She noted that progress was made in the negotiations, but further work is needed.
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