BUDAPEST-Hungary’s minister viewed Western sanctions against Russia under the pretext of the war in Ukraine as a blow to Europe.
“We don’t really understand the European initiative for a cap on gas prices and the other measures announced. Europe is not self-sufficient on gas, it makes no sense to talk about a price cap,” said Gergely Gulyas, Hungarian minister.
“To deal with the energy crisis, the way forward is to say goodbye to sanctions on Russia, “That way, we would immediately have half of everything, prices and inflation.” Gulyas continued, who outlined Budapest’s position at the extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers.
“If tomorrow they would at least lift the energy part of the sanctions against Russia, we would immediately have half of everything, prices and inflation. Unfortunately, the Commission has chosen another way, going in the opposite direction. Thus, you don’t harm Russia, but you secure huge profits for it,” he concluded.