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Hungary opposes additional sanctions against Russia

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Budapest, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Hungary opposes additional energy sanctions against the Russian Federation, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations, Peter Szijjarto.

“The erroneous measures of the European Union caused an energy crisis in the continent; unfortunately, not only the prices, but also the European Commission’s proposals turned out to be completely out of touch with reality,” he stated.

“We must return to common sense, otherwise we will have big problems,” the head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry wrote on social media.

Budapest repeatedly stated the need to change the EU’s policy of sanctions against Russia, which caused an energy crisis and stimulated inflation in the region.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said earlier that the European community’s energy sanctions against Russia should be lifted before the end of the year.

During the discussion on the eighth package of sanctions, Hungary stated that the introduction of a maximum price for Russian gas would not apply to fuel supplied through pipelines and no restrictions would affect the nuclear energy sector.

Szijjarto indicated last Tuesday that he would travel to Moscow this week to participate in the Russian Energy Week and meet with representatives of the Russian companies Gazprom and Rosatom.

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