BUDAPEST, December 1. /TASS/. Budapest stands against increasing the European Union’s military aid to Kiev because no amount of additional assistance would be likely to help Ukraine defeat Russia on the battlefield, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.
Speaking on the Kossuth radio station’s morning show, Orban pointed out that the EU had already sent 100 bln euros worth of assistance to Ukraine. According to the Hungarian premier, Brussels provided the funds to ensure that "the Ukrainian army secures a victory on the battlefield, but it will not win." "It’s also highly unlikely that it will win if we give them even more money," he added.
"I am confident that we need a ceasefire instead of war, so instead of funding war, we should fund efforts to establish a ceasefire and, subsequently, peace. This is our position," the prime minister stressed. He noted that a "strategic debate" on the issue was continuing within the European Union.