Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the government is extending price caps on food and petrol to October 1, while the loan moratorium and cap on mortgage rates will apply until December 31.
PM Orbán said on Facebook that the price of petrol will remain HUF 480 (EUR 1.2) per litre. Also, the prime minister has written to 44 MEPs who recently approached him in an open letter concerning the war in Ukraine. PM Orbán expressed support for peace and help for Ukraine but also rejected “remarks that offend Hungary” and sanctions against religious leaders. PM Orbán said Hungary condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and violation of the Budapest Memorandum. Hungary wants the war to end and for disputes to be settled through negotiations, he added.
PM Orbán also called for stepped-up efforts to help Ukraine and people fleeing the country. He noted that Hungary had so far accommodated nearly 800,000 refugees, providing shelter, food, medical aid and schooling for children as well as jobs for adults. Tens of thousands of Hungarians have opened their homes to refugees, raised funds or worked as volunteers, while the government sent money, food, fuel and medicines to war-stricken Ukraine, he said.
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