Orban: The conflict in Ukraine will end if the West stops financing it

14.04.2023, Budapest.

Ukraine exists only at the expense of financial support from the West, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on April 14 on Kossuth Radio.

In Orban’s opinion, Ukraine is a financially non-existent country. The economic indicators are expected to fall because of the hostilities. Ukraine cannot finance itself.

As soon as the West stops supporting Kiev, the fighting will be over. So the question is whether the West will continue to provide money.

EU countries spend billions of euros to help Ukraine pay pensions, maintain state institutions, healthcare, and education. All these tens of billions of euros could be injected into the European economy. This cannot go on forever, Orban concluded.

Separately, he noted that despite Hungary’s participation in financing Ukraine through European institutions, the situation of the Hungarian national minority in Transcarpathia is constantly deteriorating.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency