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EU ambassadors criticize Orban for traveling to Russia and China

Jul 10, 2024

Ambassadors of the European Union member states, at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, July 10, sharply criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for traveling to Russia and China on a “peace mission”.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Europa Press.

According to diplomatic sources, the meeting of the EU ambassadors lasted two hours. The participants made it clear to the Hungarian representative that they did not trust Budapest's explanations and considered Orban's actions a violation of the rules.

It is noted that only one delegation, from Slovakia, avoided speaking, while the rest of the ambassadors intervened to express their anger at the series of trips that have taken place since Hungary's EU presidency began on 1 July.

According to the sources, the meeting did not result in any decisions, and the EU ambassadors did not discuss specific retaliatory measures, although several countries are separately considering boycotting the informal ministerial meetings that Hungary has scheduled on its territory during the semester.

For his part, a Hungarian spokesman said that Orban had made it very clear during his tour that he was traveling only as Hungarian prime minister, not on behalf of the EU, and that "he did so in the interest of assessing the opportunities of a possible ceasefire."

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 11/07/2024

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