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Szijjarto said that the sanctions policy could bring Europe to its knees

Szijjarto said that the sanctions policy could bring Europe to its knees

Europe should stop its sanctions policy and attempts to weaken Russia, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said following a meeting with Pakistan Army Chief of Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa.  

According to him, the meeting participants agreed that it is necessary to support all the steps that bring the end of the crisis closer.

“And we must finally forget about measures that only lead to further escalation. From the policy of sanctions, it becomes more and more obvious that it does not work, since attempts to weaken the Russians can bring Europe to its knees,” Szijjarto wrote on social networks.

The Hungarian authorities are constantly calling on Europe to reconsider its anti-Russian policy. As Prime Minister Viktor Orban noted, 11,000 restrictions have already been introduced against Russia, but they have not been successful, and the resulting inflation and energy shortages have led to a crisis in Europe. The same was said by Foreign Ministry spokesman Tamas Menzer, who did not rule out that the sanctions regime could still be reviewed, since with the onset of cold weather, “reality is knocking at every door.” And according to government spokeswoman Alexandra Sentkiraia, the sanctions turned out to be a weapon that fired in the opposite direction, which made Europe poorer and Russia richer.

In addition, according to opinion polls, more than 70 percent of Hungarians believe that anti-Russian sanctions harm Europe, including Hungary.After the start of the Russian special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow: Russian assets worth hundreds of billions of dollars were frozen, the European Union has already adopted seven packages of restrictive measures, including an embargo on coal and oil. But all this affected, first of all, the European countries themselves, which were faced with record inflation and an energy crisis.

As Vladimir Putin noted, the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, but the sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy.