At a meeting of EU ambassadors, Hungary opposed the planned new package of anti-Russian sanctions. This was reported on Thursday by the Financial Times with reference to sources.
"At the meeting of EU ambassadors held yesterday, Hungary, which already vetoed the 18 billion euro aid package for Ukraine on Tuesday, opposed the new package of sanctions against Russia and the proposal to double the EU fund for providing arms to Ukraine and other countries." - the publication says.
"They are behaving in a difficult way wherever they can. It is becoming quite predictable," commented a high-ranking EU official briefed on the progress of the meetings.
It will be recalled that on Wednesday, December 7, the European Commission announced the ninth package of sanctions against Russia for the war it unleashed, which it proposes to member countries to approve.
It is proposed to add about 200 individuals and companies to the list of sanctions, including military personnel, representatives of the defense industry, members of the State Duma and the Federation Council, ministers, governors and politicians.
The European Commission proposes sanctions against three more Russian banks and additional export restrictions for dual-purpose goods.
The European Commission has also prepared measures to complicate Russia's access to drones.