Hungary welcomes EU ban on Russian oil [WORLD]
Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor said on Monday he welcomed the European Union’s decision to continue importing cheap Russian crude.
“Everyone can sleep peacefully tonight,” Orban said in a video message posted on his Facebook page, according to AFP. “The countries that receive oil through pipelines have been agreed to maintain the same conditions.”
The EU passed the sixth round of sanctions banning Russian oil imports, leaving the Druzva pipeline to Poland, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic through Belarus.
Hungary, which is 65 percent dependent on Russian oil, has threatened to veto the sixth round of sanctions.
“The total ban on imports would have been unaffordable, like an atomic bomb, but we could have avoided it,” Orban said. 파워볼사이트
He has argued that Russia’s ban on oil imports would lead to a recession, shortages, soaring prices, and undermining energy security in Hungary.