Hungarian FM regrets EU’s ‘undemocratic’ extension of sanctions against Russia

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Wednesday that he regrets the EU’s “undemocratic” decision to extend sanctions against Russia.

Szijjarto described the EU ambassadors’ unanimous agreement to extend anti-Russia sanctions without a proper political discussion as “cunning.”

The Hungarian government “has always held the view that this issue should be discussed at the highest political level… That is why we are very disappointed and consider the EU’s actions anti-democratic,”

Sputnik quoted Szijjarto as saying at a meeting of a Russian-Hungarian Intergovernmental Commission. The EU leaders are expected to extend the economic sanctions against Russia, at a summit scheduled for June 28-29. The sanctions are due to expire in July.