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Orbán’s Ukraine-veto threat escalates ahead of EU summit

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has intensified his pressure on the European Union to change its policy towards Ukraine, threatening to block key decisions at the upcoming EU summit in mid-December. Orbán has demanded a “strategic discussion” on the EU’s objectives and feasibility of supporting Ukraine, which is facing a full-scale Russian invasion.

Orbán’s move has been giving tough time to the EU bloc that provoked criticism and frustration from other EU leaders.

Viktor Orbán sees the European Union policy towards Ukraine as disastrous and leads towards confrontation.

The EU has withheld €13 billion in funds for Hungary over concerns that the country is violating the bloc’s standards. Orbán has rejected the EU’s criticism and accused it of interfering in Hungary’s internal affairs.

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