Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held bilateral talks with British counterpart Boris Johnson in London yesterday under the arrangements of a V4-Britain summit convened by the UK premier concerning the war in Ukraine.
According to a Downing Street spokesman, the two prime ministers reviewed the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and condemned Russia’s “abhorrent actions” in the country, establishing that Russian President Vladimir Putin must stop the “barbaric campaign”. Johnson presented to PM Orbán British plans to further increase sanctions against Russia and accelerate their introduction, the spokesman said. Cooperation between the UK and Hungary is key for finding ways to reduce dependence on Russian crude oil and natural gas supplies, Johnson said. Downing Street said Johnson and PM Orbán were in agreement that efforts must be made to thwart Russia’s destabilization activities in Europe, also by enhancing Hungarian-British relations that improve resistance to cyberattacks.
Johnson held talks with Visegrad Group prime ministers in London and met PM Orbán for bilateral talks after the plenary session. In his opening statement Johnson thanked the V4 premiers for their leadership and said the UK was prepared to provide all the help it could to the four countries.
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