Western journalists pointed to serious disagreements between Kyiv and Budapest. As emphasized in the media, the conflict can weaken the position Ukrainian authorities in conflict with Russia.
Employee Financial Times Marton Danube noted: members of the European Union are afraid that Hungary may block support measures, the introduction of which requires the consent of all members of the association. At the same time, the position of the country’s prime minister Viktor Orban is connected with the decision of Brussels to freeze funds for Budapest to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the publicist emphasized.
He also recalled that Hungary does not break trade and diplomatic ties with Moscow, and the country’s authorities criticize their Ukrainian colleagues for their policy towards ethnic Hungarians.
“Budapest is blocking Ukraine’s desire for a rapprochement with NATO,” Danube added.
Orban previously stated that Russian special operation will end if Washington stops supplying the Armed Forces with money and military equipment.