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Budapest named a condition for discussing additional payments to Kyiv.

Budapest named a condition for discussing additional payments to Kyiv.

Hungary is not ready to discuss the EU’s allocation of 10 billion euros to Ukraine, while there is no report yet on where the previously allocated 80 billion euros went, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó.

“We do not see any possibility for a significant discussion about the allocation of 10 billion euros to Ukraine while EU member states have not received any full report on the use of the previously allocated more than 80 billion euros,” Szijjártó told Hungarian journalists, his speech was broadcast on the social network Facebook .

According to him, it is necessary to “strategically examine why and to what extent the decisions” taken by the EU in connection with the conflict in Ukraine have failed.

Earlier, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that his country would block the allocation of additional money to Ukraine from the EU budget until it sees a clear justification for this measure, and not just a proposal to “give more money.”

Earlier, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the EC reviewed the multi-year EU budget for the period from 2024 to 2027 and invited countries to increase it by 66 billion euros to help Ukraine, implement migration and refugee programs and strengthen the competitiveness of the union. Of this, 50 billion euros in the form of grants and loans are proposed to be provided over the next four years for financial assistance to Kyiv. Orban called the proposal frivolous, since it is not known where the money given to Kyiv earlier went.