Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Ukraine outraged at Putin’s Debrecen award

    Ukraine considers it unacceptable that the University of Debrecen is awarding Russian President Vladimir Putin the title of “honorary citizen”. This was the conclusion of the article which Ukrainian Ambassador to Hungary Liubov Nepop sent to a Hungarian news outlet, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    According to the ambassador, perhaps,  few years ago nobody would have paid any attention to this, but in light of recent developments in Ukraine, it is unacceptable.

    “Since 2014, the name Vladimir …

  • Hungary promised to block any sanctions that the EU may introduce against Poland

    On Saturday, July 22, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expressed his country’s solidarity with the Polish government, reported Deutsche Welle. He stated that Hungary stood to support Poland “in the fight against the European Union,” which plans to introduce sanctions against Warsaw for judicial reform.

    "The inquisition against Poland will not succeed. Hungary will use all legitimate opportunities against the European Union to demonstrate its solidarity with Poland," the head of the …

  • Hungary to provide about $100 million of financial support to Ukraine

    Péter Szijjártó, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary announced a package of financial support for Ukraine in the amount of about $100 million.  

    “I am pleased to announce the allocation of a $50 million loan to Ukraine to upgrade the infrastructure. We also allocate EUR 40 million of irrevocable grants for the agro-industrial complex and farmers of Ukraine who intend to carry out an upgrade [of production facilities],” Szijjártó said.

    Another statement by Szijjártó centered …

  • Russian Ambassador was summoned to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry due to Russian TV program on 1956 revolution

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary summoned the Russian Ambassador due to the format of the Russian television coverage of the anniversary of the 1956 uprising, the Associated Press reports.

    Hungary has expressed dissatisfaction with the way the Russian state media described the anti-Communist revolution of 1956. In particular, in one of the TV programs, the revolt was described as a "massacre" and the first "color revolution." In the program, it was reported that the events in Hungary …

  • Joint exercises involving Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia begin

    On September 19, in Romania’s northeastern Satu Mare county on the Someș river, about 30 km southeast from the Ukrainian border, the Blonde Avalanche 2016 joint military exercises started, with participation from servicemen from Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia.

    As reported by a correspondent from Radio Svoboda, Ukrainian participants are practicing tasks related to the elimination of consequences of disaster and minimization of losses as part of an international joint pontoon-bridge …

  • NATO air defense exercises begin in Slovakia

    The international Tobruq Legacy 2016 exercises began on Monday at the Lest training area in Slovakia. The air defense units of eight NATO countries are participating in the exercises. The countries involved are Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and the US. This was reported by the press service of the Czech Ministry of Defense.

    “The goal of the exercises is to test and strengthen the level of interaction of ground air defense units in accordance with …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: Russia poses no threat to NATO members

    According to Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, the notion that Russia would attack a NATO member is “unrealistic”, Reuters reported.

    "I don't think it is a realistic assumption today that Russia would attack any NATO member state," Szijjártó said during an interview with

    The Hungarian Foreign Minister explained that every country has senses of “different intensity” about the threat of Russia.

    "This is not how we feel about Russia. I don't think Russia would pose an …

  • Hungarian Ambassador in Kiev: The EU hasn't provided enough assistance to Ukraine

    The European Union hasn't provided Ukraine with enough help financially and hasn't taken any steps to appeal to Ukrainians. These were the sentiments expressed by Hungarian ambassador to Ukraine Ernő Keskeny, expanding on the position of his country's government during an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Europe didn't provide enough financial help, it did not even make such gestures as, say, a visa-free regime, which costs nothing financially. In his [the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbá …

  • German Finance Minister: Putin fears European democratic model

    German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, stated that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is afraid of the European social and democratic model and therefore is trying to separate EU member States.

    He stated on the 3rd of March, in London, that Russian President Vladimir Putin is afraid of the European democratic model thus, Europe has to resist his attempts to separate EU member states. According to Schäuble, the Russian Government is not concerned about the extension of the European …

  • Despite sanctions, Hungary wants to purchase Russian helicopters

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the potential sale of 30 Mi-8/17 helicopters to Budapest, despite the EU’s sanctions banning such transactions.

    According to an informed source who spoke with UNIAN, "the Hungarian Ministry of Defense wants to buy about 30 multipurpose helicopters Mi-8/17 from Russia. The contract value is estimated to be more than $ 400 million. Orban's visit to Moscow on February 17th included a discussion of a contract.” …