Contents tagged with Orban

  • Stoltenberg and Orban strike 'fair deal' over NATO missions in Ukraine

    Hungary opposes NATO missions in Ukraine and refuses to assist in this effort. However, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban assured, official Budapest will not "put obstacles in the way."

    Officially, Hungary has declined to participate in the North Atlantic Alliance's assistance programs for Ukraine, but it will not prevent other allies from providing support to Kyiv. This was stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg after talks in Budapest, according to Russian Interfax.

    "Hungary will …

  • Hungarian PM Orban and Russia's president Putin discuss energy cooperation and peace efforts in Beijing

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian president Vladimir Putin held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the "One Belt, One Road" forum in Beijing, reports the press service of the Hungarian government.

    It is noted that Putin and Orban discussed Hungarian-Russian cooperation in gas and oil transportation, as well as nuclear energy.

    "At the meeting, Viktor Orban emphasized the importance of peace," said Bertalan Havasi, the speaker for the Hungarian prime minister.

    He explained …

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Orban: War in Ukraine will end when the U.S. stops supplying weapons to Kyiv

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban believes that Ukraine can fight as long as the United States supports it with weapons and money.

    In a Christmas interview with the newspaper Magyar Nemzet, Orban noted that this year was the most dangerous in the last thirty years. According to him, Hungary faces the risk of being involved in the war in Ukraine, and rising energy prices are also pushing the country in a dangerous direction.

    According to the Hungarian Prime Minister, a ceasefire is …

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Orban asks Zelensky for proof of Bucha killings

    According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, one of the leaders of the EU countries demanded that Kyiv provide proof that the Russian war crimes in Bucha were not staged. 

    In an interview with the German newspaper Bild Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that one of the leading European politicians wanted to see evidence of the veracity of the crimes in Bucha.

    When asked by a journalist whether this EU politician is the head of the European government, Zelensky answered in …

  • Hungary blocking shipments of weapons to Ukraine from its territory

    Hungary has imposed a ban on the supply of weapons to Ukraine from its territory, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on his Facebook page.

    Orban also said he is confident that the sanctions imposed by the EU and the United States against Russia are a double-edged sward, as they lead to an increase in energy prices and accelerate inflation in the EU.

    The United States and NATO have provided more than 17 thousand units of anti-tank weapons to the territory of Ukraine over the past week. …

  • Putin promises Hungarian Prime Minister $2 billion loan

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's visit to Moscow at the height of Russia’s conflict with the West over Ukraine ended with a large loan from Russia.

    After 5-hour talks with Orban, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is ready to provide additional funding for the construction of a railway around Budapest.

    According to Putin, Russia is ready to provide a loan of $ 2 billion.

    "The Prime Minister raised such a question. I think we will solve it. $ 2 billion is a possible amount …

  • US urges Hungary to behave ‘more responsibly’ in the conflict with Ukraine

    US President Donald Trump and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will hold talks in the White House on May 13.

    According to the representative of the US President’s administration, the United States is concerned about the fact that Hungary is trying to bring the dispute with Ukraine to the international level. The US suggests Hungary resolve all issues directly with the authorities in Kyiv and "through diplomatic channels."

    The official also noted that Hungary should act "more responsibly" …

  • Media: Former Prime Minister of Macedonia fled to Hungary due to death threats

    Former Prime Minister of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski said that he fled to Hungary to avoid the two-year prison sentence in his home country after he received the threat that he would be killed in jail, reported Radio Liberty.

    In an interview with the Macedonian Sitel TV channel on February 2, Gruevski said that he initially intended to go to jail despite “the crazy judgments with no legal basis”.

    “But... I received information that someone was planning my assassination in prison,” the ex-prime …

  • The USA calls on Hungary to support Ukraine

    The United States urged Hungary to restore relations with Ukraine and not to try to block cooperation between Kyiv and NATO, stating “if Ukraine fails, Hungary will be at the front line of Russian aggression,” the Voice of America reported.

    US Ambassador in Budapest David Kornstein told the Parliament Committee that Hungary can do more for “establishing priority alliances” while Russia again poses a threat to Ukraine and Europe. “Now more than ever, Russia is testing the West,” Kornstein noted …

  • Hungary vows not to seize Ukraine's Zakarpattia region

    Hungary supports Ukraine on many levels, and does not intend to capture Ukraine’s Zakarpattia province, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó promised in an interview with Gazeta Prawna.

    According to the Hungarian diplomat, there is no revisionism in his country’s policy.

    “These are unreasonable and false insinuations… I repeat yet again – we are are not revisionists. I dismiss such explicit accusations,” he said.

    According to Szijjártó, Hungary supports Ukraine by providing loans for …