Hungarian Prime Minister’s political adviser Balazs Orban said the European Union (EU) should stop imposing sanctions on Russia over its special military operation in Ukraine and instead push for a ceasefire and negotiations, Reuters reported.
According to the politician, otherwise Europe will face economic problems and remain on the losing side.
The more sanctions the EU takes, the more they harm the union itself, while Russia survives, Orban said.
As previously reported, the European Union officially introduced the next, sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions. The main measure under the new sanctions package was a partial embargo on oil supplies from Russia.
At the same time, raw materials supplied through the Druzhba pipeline will not fall under the ban.
In Europe, they believe that it will be possible to abandon Russian oil within six months, and oil products – within eight months.