PM Orban on sanctioning Patriarch Kirill: Hungary’s position has long been known
According to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Hungary's opinion on possible EU sanctions against Russian Patriarch Kirill has long been well known, and no one spoke out against it at the EU summit.
The prime minister’s statement was sent to MTI by his press chief, Bertalan Havasi, who said that Hungary would of course abide by the agreement reached between the EU heads of state and government at the European Council meeting, and that these decisions were binding on everyone.
PM Orban added that Hungary’s position on the possible sanctioning of Patriarch Kirill has long been well known to its EU partners, and has been expressed several times in recent weeks in the EU ambassadors’ negotiating forum, COREPER. At the extraordinary meeting of the European Council on Monday and Tuesday, no one spoke out against the Hungarian position, PM Orban concluded his statement.