News reports of Hungary vetoing financial aid to Ukraine is “fake news”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Twitter on Tuesday, responding to news reports on the ECOFIN meeting earlier in the day.
“Today’s news was all about Hungary vetoing financial assistance to #Ukraine. This is fake news. Hungary is ready to give financial assistance to Ukraine, on a bilateral basis. No veto, no blackmailing,” the tweet said.
“We do want to convince EU member states however that common EU debt is not the solution. If we continue to go down the road towards a debt community, we will not be able to turn back. We envision a different future for Europe. One built on strong member states, instead of huge piles of common debt,”
But the fact is, the Hungarian government vetoed alone an agreement on a EUR 18 billion aid package for Ukraine at a meeting of finance ministers in Brussels, details HERE. It seems, the Hungarian PM doesn’t agree on this fact, while finance minister Mihály Varga already gave an explanation. Varga said:
“18 billion euro loan taken out to aid Ukraine is not fair”.