BUDAPEST, December 11. /TASS/. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto met with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba in Brussels and told him that the European Commission hadn’t yet prepared a decision to start EU accession talks with Ukraine.
The Hungarian minister said it was their first meeting since February 2022, or the first meeting since Russia started a special military operation in Ukraine.
"Now that we met again, of course, we talked about Ukraine's European integration ambitions. I told my counterpart that this is not a tactical issue for us, but a decision of historical importance for the future of the entire European Union," Szijjarto said.
"The proposal for a decision has not been prepared. The European Commission has almost no idea about the impact of Ukraine's membership in the EU on the entire bloc. Suffice it to think about the unmanageable problems that were caused by the previous decision of the European Commission on grain transit or the abolition of compulsory licensing for Ukrainian trucks. The European Commission has not completed the preparatory work that could have guaranteed that Ukraine would continue accession negotiations in a mutually beneficial way," the minister said on Facebook (banned in Russia as it’s owned by Meta Corporation, which is designated as an extremist organization in Russia).