OREANDA-NEWS Hungary will not impose sanctions against Russia, which cause excessive damage to the members of the European Union themselves. This was stated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a letter to members of the European Parliament, reports TASS. The politician recalled that Hungary supported all six packages of anti-Russian sanctions and "did everything it could to preserve European unity.

According to him, Budapest does not want to support these sanctions, because it has become more difficult to adhere to the principle that these restrictions do not harm Europe more than Russia itself.

Orban also stressed that Hungary would not allow the imposition of sanctions against hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, including Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Earlier, Orban responded to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's accusations by saying that Budapest was defending its national interests when it opposed expanding sanctions against Russia.