Hungary with strong criticism: EU strategy in Ukraine failed

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sharply criticized the approach of the European Union (EU), as reported by the German news website

Speaking to Hungarian state radio on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels, Orban said that the EU’s strategy with respect to Ukraine had failed. He believes that Ukraine will not achieve victory on the front, which is why the EU needs to develop an alternative plan.

During the EU summit, according to Orban, there was intense exchange of views, especially regarding support for Ukraine. Orban emphasized that he sees no reason to channel Hungarian taxpayer money into the EU budget for assistance to Ukraine.

Political observers often note that Viktor Orban’s influence was significantly curtailed after he lost the elections in 2002, following his first term. Since being re-elected in 2010, he has tirelessly worked to consolidate and expand his power, as reported by the German news platform This includes efforts to gain as many advantages for Hungary on the international stage as possible, including billions in payments from the EU. Hungary is one of the most significant net recipients of EU funds.

Image: European People’s Party, Viktor Orbán, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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