Russian Prime Minister Notes Strong Ties With Hungary Despite EU Sanctions

Sunday, August 9, 2015

© Dmitry Astakhov/Russian Government Press Office/TASS

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban underscored on Sunday the strength of bilateral ties despite the EU sanctions against Russia.

KAZAN (Sputnik) – Orban arrived in the southwestern Russian city of Kazan over the weekend where the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships are wrapping up on Sunday.

"Our relations with Hungary, despite the current problems with the European Union, remain stable and friendly," Medvedev stressed after hosting his colleague.

The Hungarian prime minister outlined Budapest’s aspiration to maintain "all that is good" in relations with Russia "despite all the difficulties."

"In terms of peace and other issues, Hungary will remain Russia’s good partner," Orban added.

The Central European nation is one of a handful EU members that oppose the expansion of anti-Russia sanctions imposed by the 28-bloc along with the United States and other Western states.

Sunday marks the last day of the 16th FINA World Championships hosted by the capital of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, which kicked off on July 24. Hungary hosts the next global swimming competition in 2017.



nadezdazuravleva said...

Hungary’s liaison with the Kremlin has turned the economic “Eastern Opening” into the construction of a full-blown illiberal democracy. This goes hand in hand with Russia’s growing leverage over Hungary with respect to economic as well as soft power.

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