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Lithuania’s Foreign Minister: 41% of EU Resolutions on Ukraine Have Been Blocked by Hungary

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis criticized Hungary for blocking key European Union decisions, in particular regarding Ukraine.

Landsbergis stated this before the meeting of the heads of foreign affairs of the EU countries in Brussels.

"I think we have to be transparent as to what Hungary's position currently is," Landsbergis told reporters as he arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

Hungary has argued that the EU policy of giving arms to Kyiv is misguided and will prolong the war. It's important to note that EU foreign policy decisions mandate unanimous approval from all 27 member states.

"We looked into this and apparently about 41% of resolutions by the EU on Ukraine have been blocked by Hungary," he said. 

Hungary was blocking decisions on EU military aid to Ukraine and the start of negotiations regarding Ukraine’s EU membership.

"It has gone very, very far," Landsbergis added. "We have to find a way, really, as a community to work around this."

Other Foreign Ministers have also expressed their frustration with Budapest blocking aid. 

"Every time we are coming here, we have to convince Hungary to not block very important initiatives," said Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna.

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani added: "We are against the blocking. We want to move on."

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