Orban tried to justify himself for Hungary blocking 18 billion euros for Ukraine

Allegedly, Hungary is ready to help Ukraine, but on a bilateral basis.

Orban tried to justify himself for blocking 18 billion euros for Ukraine by Hungary / photo ua.depositphotos.com
Orban tried to justify himself for blocking 18 billion euros for Ukraine by Hungary / photo ua.depositphotos.com

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban argues that his country does not resort to blackmail, although it has blocked EU macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.

On Twitter , he falsely stated that Hungary allegedly did not veto the provision of EU assistance, and is even ready to provide it itself – on a bilateral basis.

“Today all the news is that Hungary has blocked financial assistance for Ukraine. This is all fake. Hungary is ready to provide financial assistance to Ukraine, but on a bilateral basis. No veto, no blackmail. We want to convince the EU countries that the common European debt is not a solution. If we continue to move towards a community with debt, it will be impossible to turn around. We see the future of Europe differently – based on strong member countries, instead of a huge common debt,” Orban wrote.


Note that the messages were published on the page of Orban, which did not receive verification on Twitter. However, the largest Hungarian media also quote this statement by the Prime Minister. 

Blocking EU aid for Ukraine

In early November, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that the EU plans to offer Ukraine assistance in the amount of up to 18 billion euros .

It soon became known that the EC had submitted a corresponding proposal to provide Ukraine with a package of macro-financial assistance, and on November 24, the European Parliament agreed on the allocation of funds.

And on Tuesday, December 6, at a meeting of EU finance ministers, Hungary blocked their allocation. The country is expected to secure its own funding in this way, as the allocation of EU funds to Hungary has been blocked until the Orbán government implements reforms to strengthen the rule of law and tackle corruption.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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