Hungary is ready to lift its veto on aid to Ukraine in exchange for €30 billion from EU
Hungary is ready to lift its veto on the European Union's proposal to finance Ukraine if the EU unfreezes €30 billion intended for Budapest
Bloomberg writes about this with reference to Balázs Orban, Viktor Orban's chief political adviser.
The publication suggests that Hungary is seeking "a high price for its agreement, which may be difficult for the rest of the bloc to accept."
"Hungary’s EU funding and Ukraine’s financing are two separate issues. But if the EU insists that Ukraine’s financing should come from an amended EU budget, then the two issues become linked," Balázs Orbán said.
He also said that Hungary remains opposed to a full four-year aid plan and would prefer the EU offer financing to Kyiv for a single year with no amendments to the budget. According to him, Budapest would also "consider contributing" to the package.
- On December 9, it was reported that the European Union would find a way to provide financial assistance to Ukraine, even if Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vetoed the allocation of €50 billion.