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Hungary Does Not Support New Russian Sanctions in Current Form, Says Szijjártó

On Wednesday afternoon, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó posted a video on Facebook from Uzbekistan, in which he said that the government could not responsibly support the latest sanctions package from Brussels.

Hungary’s energy supply is currently secure and rests on solid foundations, but the sanctions would completely undermine this secure supply, said the Minister, by making it impossible for Hungary to obtain the crude oil needed to operate the country’s economy.

The Foreign Minister believes that this is not a matter of political will or intent, but a physical, geographical, and infrastructural reality. Hungary would therefore only be able to agree to a new set of sanctions if pipeline-delivered oil were taken out of it.

On Wednesday evening, State Secretary Zoltán Kovács said that the government would veto the latest sanctions. [Magyar Hang]

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