Hungary again stalls final agreement on sixth European package of sanctions RussiaDemanding that the Russian Orthodox Chancellor be removed from the sanctions list KirillReports the Hungarian news portal hvg.hu.
The ambassadors of the member states of the European Union (EU) must give their final approval to the legal text setting out the sixth round of negotiations, but Hungary hvg.hu says it blocked the deal by demanding that Kirill’s name be removed from the approved list.
Hungarian Prime Minister, Ultranationalist Victor Orbanoalready announced in mid-May that Hungary would not support EU sanctions Russia Target religious leaders, including Patriarch Kirill.
Approving church dignitaries “would affect the freedom of religion of Hungarian communities, something that is sacred and nonviolent,” Orban assured after the interview. Ignatius Efrain IIPatriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church.
The Magyar president, who has protested for weeks to accept an oil embargo against Russia, is considered the closest European leader to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin,
Although he has condemned the attack UkraineOrban does not allow the transfer of Western weapons to Ukraine through its territory.
In its sixth package of sanctions, the European Union banned most Russian oil imports and expanded the list of sanctioned ones to include Kirill, but also Col. aztabet omurbekovKnown as the “Butcher of Bucha”, among others.
In addition, it restricts emissions europa Of the three television channels (Roscia RTR/RTR Planeta, Roscia 24 and TV Center International)
After weeks of talks on the oil embargo, the summit of EU leaders agreed to a temporary exception to the ban HungarySlovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia and the Czech Republic, which are heavily dependent on Russian oil.
imports from hungary Russia It uses 65% of the oil consumed and 85% of the natural gas.
Kirill, the conservative patriarch who forced Hungary to block the sixth package of sanctions on Russia