BERLIN, Dec 14 (Reuters) – The European Union is united in its support for Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz told the German parliament, with an apparent reference to Hungary, that seeks to undermine the bloc’s values by blocking foreign policy measures. will fail.
“Anyone who thinks he can undermine the values of the European Union, to which each member state has committed themselves, by blocking their foreign and security policies,” he told legislators on Wednesday, will fail.
Budapest lifted its objections to the EU loan to Kyiv earlier this week after the financial aid for Hungary was partially unrestricted. The European Union had blocked the money due to legal concerns.
Scholz said support for Ukraine, including sanctions against Russia, would remain and intensify as long as President Vladimir Putin continued his war against Kyiv.
“No one has suffered from Russia’s war as much as Ukrainians – and we stand firmly by their side,” he said.
Reporting by Thomas Escritt, Editing by Rachel Mor and Barbara Lewis
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