After the May EU parliament elections sanctions against Russia, which have been put in place by the EU due to developments in Crimea, most likely will be withdrawn said Hungarian MEP Béla Kovács in Moscow to the the Itar - Tass Russian state news agency on Wednesday.
Jobbik MEP Béla Kovács is in Moscow as a co-Chairman of the EU-Russia inter-parliamentary working group on energy to prepare for the next board meeting.
The Jobbik politician stated that the new EP management wouldn't impose further sanctions on Russia instead it removes the existing ones.
Kovács deplored the punitive actions against Russia, because the reunification of Crimea with Russia has been affirmed the right to self-determination to all "peoples".
The Crimean referendum on March 16 "was entirely legal". The Hungarian politician participated in the Crimean referendum as an observer. According to official records, almost one hundred percent of the population of the peninsula and the city of Sevastopol voted to join the Russian Federation.
Béla Kovács deplored the fact that the EU-Russia Inter-parliamentary Committee suspended its activities; the EU-Russia Energy Working Committee however, will continue its work.
Hungary is very much interested in developing good relations with Russia, not only in the energy sector, but in all other areas said the Jobbik politician.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)