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EU ready to play hardball with Hungary over blocked Ukraine aid

16:24, Tuesday, 23 January, 2024
EU ready to play hardball with Hungary over blocked Ukraine aid

European Union leaders are ready to play hardball with Hungary if Prime Minister Viktor Orban should continue to block a €50 billion ($54.5 billion) support package for Ukraine at an extraordinary summit next week, people familiar with the preparations said.

Hungary on Monday opposed a bid within the bloc to create a new fund to ensure a more reliable way of delivering crucial military aid to Ukraine. The move comes after Orban torpedoed a joint European decision on the four-year financial package for Ukraine in mid-December.

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