The Hungarian ambassador to Kyiv, István Íjgyártó said Hungary will not prevent Ukraine’s accession to the European Union when the time comes.
In a television interview with Ukrainian television channel Espreso, the ambassador added: “I would like to assure you that when a review of questions on Ukraine’s EU membership starts, Hungary will support it [the membership]”. The European Pravda cited Ihor Zhovkva, diplomatic advisor to the Ukrainian president on European integration, telling the portal earlier that Kyiv had not yet received any indication from Budapest that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would intend to block Ukraine’s EU accession.
The European Pravda added that according to a survey published by Flash Eurobarometer last week, more than half of the population in every EU member state except Hungary supported Ukraine’s EU integration. According to the survey, on average 66 percent of the EU’s population said that “Ukraine should join the EU when it is ready”, the portal said. Out of the 27 EU member states, the proportion of those supporting Ukraine’s membership was above 50 percent in 26 member states compared with Hungary, the only member where the proportion was 47 percent, the portal said.
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