Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke to Volodymyr Zelensky by phone on Tuesday, and their discussion focused on Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union and Hungary’s welcoming of war refugees.
The prime minister underscored Hungary’s support for Ukraine’s EU candidate status and the removal of bureaucratic obstacles to Ukraine’s EU accession. PM Orbán pledged to represent Hungary’s stance at this week’s EU summit in Brussels. PM Orbán noted that the country has now welcomed almost 800,000 Ukrainian refugees, and it is prepared to cooperate in further energy projects as well as the rail transport of Ukrainian grain. Hungary will also host an even higher number of Ukrainian students. On behalf of the Ukrainian people, Zelensky thanked the Hungarian people for their help.
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