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Orban called for the lifting of EU energy sanctions against Russia by the end of the year

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

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Energy anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union should be lifted before the end of the year, as they cause more harm to European countries. This opinion was expressed by the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban.

By information newspaper Magyar Nemzet, Orban noted that the real political opportunity to review the imposed sanctions would be in November. “Therefore, he called on the members of his faction to do everything possible to ensure that Europe lifts these sanctions no later than the end of the year,” the publication says.

According to the Prime Minister, if the sanctions are lifted, inflation will decrease and prices will immediately fall by half. Orban believes that without sanctions, the European economy will recover and avoid the threat of a recession.

The Prime Minister also recalled that after the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions in early summer, bureaucrats from Brussels said that the restrictions would hit Russia, not the EU. “Since then, it has become clear that the sanctions imposed are doing more harm to Europe than to Russia,” Orban said.

Hungary has a different position from other EU members on anti-Russian sanctions. The Czech Republic previously said that this could lead to the country will leave the bloc. Also in Prague, they believe that Budapest has been “walking along the edge of the abyss” for a long time, expressing its own positions.

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