The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has called on MPs and MEPs of Hungary’s leftist opposition to “say a clear no” to the European Union’s new package of sanctions against Russia.
In a video message released on Thursday, Fidesz communications chief István Hollik said the proposed European ban on oil imports would cause an instant jump in fuel prices.
Hungary’s left wing “has supported Brussels rather than Hungarians in many international disputes in recent years”,
Hollik said. “We are now asking them not to do so,” said, adding that “party politics should not override Hungarian national interests”.