Hungary blocks around EUR 500m in EU support for Ukraine

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Hungary has blocked the 7th tranche of EU support of around EUR 500m for Ukraine from the European Peace Facility, reported.

The Hungarian veto has no justification other than to favor russia, a high-ranking EU diplomat was cited as saying.

Hungary is even more irritating, as it wants to remove several russian oligarchs from the EU sanctions blacklist, without providing any justification, he added. “It is like asking for an amnesty for someone who has been convicted, because those who are on the blacklist are on it because there is evidence for it,” the diplomat said.

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