In Hungary, they declared that the sanctions against Russia are allegedly ineffective. In fact, the enemy's economy has rolled back thirty years.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko writes about this on the Facebook page.
Hungary undermines EU efforts
The head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Peter Szijarto, said that the EU allegedly chose the "worst possible response" to Russia after it invaded the territory of Ukraine. According to the minister, the economy of the union is allegedly "moving towards recession", while the economy of the occupying country has not suffered.
Szijjártó called on EU leaders who advocated sanctions against Russia to "come out and say that they pushed the European economy into recession" and to resign
"This would be a normal reaction of those who harmed Europe by imposing sanctions," the minister added.
The reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the real facts
Nikolenko announced the figures provided by the Council of the European Union, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
And this is what we see in Russia:
drop in GDP from 5.5 to 9%;
decrease in the volume of trade in goods and services by 30-35%;
reduction of oil exports to the EU by 90% by the end of the year;
exit of almost 1,000 foreign companies, which accounted for 40% of GDP;
inflation at the level of 22%;
inability to import technologies and components;
rapid reduction of production;
devaluation of the capital market.
According to Nikolenko, the Russian economy has rolled back thirty years, and Budapest meanwhile is trying to deliberately reduce the effectiveness of sanctions.
"So who should resign: those who protect peace and security in Europe, or those who undermine the EU's efforts to counter Russian aggression?" Nikolenko adds.