Szijjarto urges intl community to focus on peace

The international community should favour measures that help bring about peace in Ukraine instead of those that risk escalating the conflict, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia on Monday. The armed conflict has a severely negative impact on the entirety of Europe in areas like the economy and energy supply, the foreign ministry cited Szijjarto as … Continue reading Szijjarto urges intl community to focus on peace

Azbej: Hungary against sanctioning Patriarch Kirill

Hungary rejects sanctions against religious leaders, the state secretary for aiding persecuted Christians told public television on Sunday, commenting on the European Union’s plan to sanction Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tristan Azbej, who also heads the Hungary Helps aid programme, said that whereas Hungary condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine and supported various sanctions, Hungary supported brokering peace and “sees counterproductive, nonsensical … Continue reading Azbej: Hungary against sanctioning Patriarch Kirill

Orban compares oil embargo proposal to atomic bomb

Prime minister on Kossuth Radio’s Friday morning programme, Viktor Orban described the EU oil embargo intended to be introduced against Russia as unacceptable, stating that it amounts to an atomic bomb dropped on the Hungarian economy. The prime minister stressed that earlier the leaders of EU Member States had agreed that only such measures could be adopted that duly took account of the different energy … Continue reading Orban compares oil embargo proposal to atomic bomb

Hungary rejects the oil embargo

Hungary cannot responsibly support the European Commission’s latest package of sanctions against Russia in its current form, the foreign minister has said, arguing that the sanctions would destroy Hungary’s energy security. Speaking from Uzbekistan, Peter Szijjarto said the latest sanctions package would “involve a ban on crude oil shipments from Russia to Europe with a rather short notice, which in Hungary’s case would apply from … Continue reading Hungary rejects the oil embargo