[우크라 침공] Hungary welcomes EU ban on Russian crude oil

Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor

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(LONDON = Yonhap News) Correspondent Choi Yun-jeong = Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor said on the 31st (local time) that he welcomed the European Union’s decision to continue importing cheap Russian crude.

“Everyone can sleep in peace tonight,” Orban said in a video message posted on his Facebook page, AFP reported. .

The EU passed the sixth sanctions ban on Russian crude oil imports, and decided to make an exception for the Druzva pipeline from Russia through Belarus to Poland, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Hungary, which is 65% dependent on Russian oil, has threatened to veto the 6th sanctions plan.

Prime Minister Orban said, “A total ban on imports would have been as outrageous as the atomic bomb, but it could have been avoided.”

He has argued that a ban on Russian oil imports would lead to an economic downturn, supply shortages and skyrocketing prices, and undermine Hungary’s energy security.

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