According to an adviser to Viktor Orban, Hungary is ready to provide European aid to Ukraine
As previously announced, the head of Hungarian diplomacy, Péter Szijjarto, met his counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in western Ukraine on Monday morning, Andriy Yermak, head of Volodymyr Zelensky's cabinet, said on X and assured: “To build a better relationship, an open one Dialogue is necessary. We are ready. »
This meeting comes ahead of the European summit on Thursday February 1st, which will focus on financial aid for the country at war following the recent Budapest veto and an interview between the Ukrainian President and the to prepare Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban. to find “solutions” to their differences and “unlock European Union decisions that are crucial for Ukraine,” Kiev said.
Balazs Orban, political advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister, said this on Monday morning on the social network that Hungary is ready to release aid from the European Union (EU) amounting to 50 billion euros to Ukraine. He confirmed that the country had sent a proposal to Brussels on Saturday in which it agreed to use the budget for the aid program and issue a joint bond to finance it, provided that “reservations” were added.
Viktor Orban decided in mid-December to veto an agreement on the four-year EU aid program for Ukraine. The Hungarian Prime Minister maintains relations with the Kremlin despite sanctions related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
On Sunday, the Financial Times claimed the EU intends to “sabotage” Hungary's economy if Budapest continues to block aid to Ukraine. “Brussels is blackmailing Hungary like there is no tomorrow, even though we proposed a compromise,” Viktor Orban’s adviser criticized the article on Monday.