Hungary ready to support extension of EU sanctions against Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The country's Ambassador to Ukraine Istvan Iidarto said that Hungary was also trying to keep in touch with Russian partners, explaining the Ukrainian situation to them, emphasizing the importance of peace and stability in the region
08:06, 30 July 2020

Hungaria's Ambassador to Ukraine Istvan Iidarto
Open source

Hungary is ready to support the potential extension of the EU sanctions against Russia in order to force the Kremlin to abandon increased aggression against Ukraine in the future. This position was confirmed by Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine Istvan Iidarto in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

"We continue supporting the EU’s decisions and we believe that if there is a need for further steps, we will also support them. ... The bottom line is that Hungary supports the sanctions policy, but it must be emphasized that sometimes we should also discuss whether it helps Ukraine and whether it really creates any problems for the Russian Federation," the ambassador said.

Related: Ukraine reveals impact of anti-Russian sanctions

As for the conflict over the Crimean peninsula and Donbas, Hungary supports the EU's position of upholding Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

As we reported earlier, Russia plans to introduce new economic sanctions against Ukraine. A relevant bill has already been submitted to the Russian parliament.

The changes provide for a ban on the receipt of funds by the paying agent and processing of cross-border payments if the recipient is included in the list of sanctions.

Related: Ukraine demands tougher sanctions against Russia, condemns visit of MEPs to Crimea

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