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Czech Foreign Ministry called Hungary's refusal of new sanctions against Russia unacceptable


Moscow Kremlin. Archive photoPRAGUE, May 17. The decision of the Hungarian Cabinet not to support sanctions on energy imports from Russia is unacceptable, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. A number of Western countries have introduced several packages of sanctions against Russia from for the situation in Ukraine. The EU countries are seriously considering the possibility of abandoning Russian oil and gas, the sixth package of EU sanctions provides for the introduction of an oil embargo, but a number of countries, in particular, Hungary, are blocking its adoption. The Hungarian parliament on Monday re-elected Orban as prime minister, he will head the government for the fifth time in his career.Euractiv: EU has almost run out of options for sanctions against Russia”Viktor Orban took the oath as Prime Minister of Hungary. The decision and approach of the Hungarian government not to support any sanctions against Russian energy exports is unacceptable. Especially now, when Europe needs unity more than ever,” wrote Lipavsky. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy for the West, and the sanctions dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is to worsen the lives of millions of people. He added that current events draw a line under the global dominance of the West in both politics and economics. According to him, Russia is not going to isolate itself, it cannot be strictly isolated in the modern world. The rejection of Russian oil and gas will entail enormous consequences for the European and world economies, said Dmitry Birichevsky, director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry. According to him, Europe is very dependent on Russian gas and oil. Even if it moves to total savings, finds suppliers in other regions of the world and switches to renewable energy sources, “in the most ideal scenario” it will be able to replace only 80% of energy resources, he said, stressing that in reality even less. Experts are sure that the increase in energy prices in March to record levels caused by sanctions against the Russian Federation is not the limit, they said in the Russian Federation. lost billions of dollars due to sanctions against Russia

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