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Hungary lost $4 bln due to anti-Russian sanctions but stands for their extension - ambassador in Kyiv

Hungary lost $4 bln due to anti-Russian sanctions but stands for their extension - ambassador in KyivThe Hungarian economy lost $4 bln due to the sanctions imposed against Russia, Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine Erno Keskeny said.

"You must understand that we are displeased by these sanctions because they are detrimental to Hungary's economy, we suffer major losses. Our economy has already lost over $4 billion. Russia is currently our fourth economic partner in terms of goods turnover volume," he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

Read also: Ukraine, 5 other countries join EU's extended anti-Russian sanctions over Crimea

However, the ambassador noted that Hungary supports Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity and stands for the sanctions' extension.

"Hungary believes that the consensus in the EU is vital and the consensus was represented by the support of the sanctions," he said.
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