He noted that Hungary is usually accused of blocking new sanctions against the Russian Federation. However, this time around, many other countries took their side. According to him, we are talking about Cyprus, Malta, Belgium and Greece.
Hungary normally receives the blame (and rightfully so) when it comes to watering down that of the EU #Russia penalties but for this package honorable mentions a *! Budapest is truly learning from the best in Brussels. #Ukraine
– Rikard Jozwiak (@Rikard Jozwiak) 6 October 2022
Eighth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation, the European Union approved on 6 October. It included restrictions on people involved in organizing and holding “referendums” in the temporarily occupied territories of the Zaporozhye, Kherson, Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
The EU has also introduced additional export and import restrictions. In addition, the eighth package provides for the setting of marginal prices for Russian oil imported via land routes or pipelines.