In the following video Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talks about where he draws the line on sanctions against Russia. He makes it clear that an energy embargo is off-limits because of the damage it would do to the Hungarian economy.
|00:04||There is a problem. The president of the European Commission [Ursula von der Leyen],|
|00:07||more or less willfully, has been threatening Europe’s unity,|
|00:10||which was something very hard to establish.|
|00:13||I had said yes to the first five packages of sanctions,|
|00:17||but we have made it clear from the start that there would be a red line|
|00:22||that we could never cross: that is, the energy embargo.|
|00:27||This proposal, made in such a form,|
|00:30||would be equivalent to an atomic bomb dropped on the Hungarian economy.|
|00:34||We know exactly what we need; we need five years to carry out the entire process.|
|00:40||We are not going anywhere with a year and a half exemption.