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Kuleba: Orban has taken Ukraine hostage because of EU funding

Dec 30, 2022

Ukraine has become a hostage of Viktor Orban in the struggle of the Hungarian prime minister to receive frozen EU funds.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this in an interview with Politico.

On December 12, the bloc reached an agreement with Hungary to override Budapest's veto of an 18 billion euro aid package for war-stricken Ukraine.


In exchange for overriding the veto, member states agreed to reduce the amount of EU funds for Hungary, which had been frozen because of rule-of-law problems, from 7.5 billion euros to 6.3 billion euros.

"Hungary is playing its own game. It has taken Ukraine hostage in its fight for the money it thinks the Commission owes them," Kuleba said.

Author - Olena Madiak, 31/12/2022

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