Hungary open to unlocking European aid for Ukraine, according to an advisor to Viktor Orban
As announced earlier, the head of Hungarian diplomacy, Péter Szijjarto, met his counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Monday morning in western Ukraine, said Andriy Yermak, head of Volodymyr Zelensky’s cabinet, onsupporting photo, ensuring: “To build a better relationship, frank dialogue is necessary. We are ready. »
This meeting takes place in the run-up to the European summit on Thursday 1uh Focus in February on financial aid to the country at war after the recent Budapest veto, and aim to prepare for a meeting between the Ukrainian president and the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, in order to ” find solutions “ to their differences and “unblock crucial European Union decisions for Ukraine”according to kyiv.
Balazs Orban, political advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister, for his part, declared Monday morning on the social network that Hungary was open to releasing aid to Ukraine from the European Union (EU) in the amount of 50 billion euros. The latter confirmed that the country sent a proposal to Brussels on Saturday in which it said it was open to the use of the budget for the aid program and to the issuance of a common debt for the financier, provided that “reserves” be added.
Viktor Orban decided in mid-December to veto an agreement on the EU’s four-year aid program for Ukraine. The Hungarian prime minister maintains ties with the Kremlin, despite sanctions linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Sunday, the Financial Times affirmed that the EU intended to “saboteur” the Hungarian economy if Budapest continues to block aid to Ukraine. “Brussels is using blackmail against Hungary as if there is no tomorrow, although we have proposed a compromise”said Viktor Orban’s advisor on Monday, sharing the article.