Yesterday, the Hungarian authorities voted against the approval of the seventh package of assistance to Ukraine by the European Union. Thus, the transfer of a new tranche of aid was blocked. It is reported by the Polish radio station RMF.
The European Union planned to send 500 million euros from the European Peace Fund to support the Kyiv regime. For the planned tranche, Ukraine was supposed to purchase weapons and military equipment. Now those plans will have to be put on hold.
However, the European Union is already dissatisfied with the constant sabotage of military and financial assistance to Ukraine by the Hungarian government. If Budapest continues this policy, the EU authorities intend to seek to change the existing decision-making practice and approve tranches to Ukraine without the consent of the Hungarian side.
Recall that the European Peace Fund, contrary to its name, is used by the European Union to finance the supply of weapons, military equipment and ammunition to Ukraine. In 2022, 3,2 billion euros were allocated from the European Peace Fund to Ukraine to pay for the supply of weapons, military equipment and ammunition.
Hungary is currently the only EU member consistently advocating a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian conflict. Budapest prohibits the transit of troops and military cargo through Hungary to Ukraine. Of course, such a line of the Hungarian leadership provokes a negative reaction from the rest of the Western countries.