PM’s meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán

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The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson welcomes the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán at the Visegrád Four (V4) Leaders' Summit at Lancaster House. Picture by Tim Hammond / No 10 Downing Street

The Prime Minister spoke to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán this afternoon (8 March 2022) to discuss the deteriorating situation in Ukraine.

The leaders condemned Russia’s abhorrent actions in Ukraine and said Putin must stop his barbaric campaign.

Setting out the UK’s plans to go harder and faster on sanctions, the Prime Minister said he believed it is key the UK and Hungary work together on how they could reduce dependency on Russian gas and oil.

Both agreed that Russia’s destabilising across Europe needed to be countered, including by deepening cyber resilience ties between the UK and Hungary.

The UK has announced it will phase out the import of Russian oil and oil products by the end of the year as part of its sanctions on Moscow for invading Ukraine, the Business Secretary has announced this afternoon.


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