Hungarian president sidesteps Orban to reset relations with Ukraine — report

24 August, 10:50 PM
Katalin Novak (Photo:Katalin Novak / Twitter)

Katalin Novak (Photo:Katalin Novak / Twitter)

Hungarian President Katalin Novak has taken steps to reboot Hungary's diplomatic relations with Ukraine, Bloomberg reported on Aug. 24. 

She recently met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in hopes of overcoming the Kremlin-friendly stance of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban.

Novak stated she conducted substantive talks with Zelenskyy during the Crimean Platform Summit in Kyiv. Zelenskyy, for his part, expressed his gratitude for her visit and pledged to work with Novak to improve bilateral relations.

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Bloomberg reports that Hungary is becoming increasingly isolated in the European Union due to Orban's attempts to undermine Western sanctions against Russia.

He has tried to block EU aid, refused to supply arms to Ukraine, and repeatedly stated that the "counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is doomed to fail."

The head of the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás, stated that Hungary's foreign policy is determined by the government, not the president.

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