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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said Ukraine is «light years away» from joining the EU.
The comments came as he was reelected as the president of the right-wing nationalist Fidesz party for the 11th consecutive time in Budapest on Saturday.
“Our task will be to correct the mistaken promise to start negotiations with Ukraine since Ukraine is now light years away from the European Union,” Orban said.
Hungary’s Prime Minister argued that the EU’s promise to start admission talks with Kyiv was a «mistake,» adding he and his government would “resist” EU talks scheduled for mid-December on whether to formally extend an invitation to Kyiv to join.
In the labyrinthine world of international politics, tectonic shifts often begin with the most innocuous of gestures; a handshake, a photograph, a meeting.
Recently, one such event has sparked a global debate.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in China received censure from various global powers, including the United States and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.