Orbán visits Kyiv amid Russia-Ukraine war

The Associated Press July 2, 2024, 03:00 PM UTC

Summary: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Ukraine for the first time since Russia's invasion. Orbán, known for his close ties to Putin, discussed peace-building with President Zelenskyy. Hungary's stance on aiding Ukraine has caused tension within the EU. Orbán's visit coincided with Hungary taking over the EU presidency. He aims to support Ukraine and is forming a nationalist alliance in the European Parliament. Orbán faces criticism for his illiberal democracy practices.

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  1. [5.3]
    Orbán claims to solve Russia-Ukraine war at summit (POLITICO Europe)
    3d

  2. [2.9]
    Orbán meets Trump after Putin visit, angers EU leaders (Financial Times)
    4d
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  3. [4.3]
    Orbán's Moscow trip breaches EU treaties, faces condemnation (Financial Times)
    4d
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  4. [4.4]
    Orbán's controversial actions at Nato summit anger alliance members (The Guardian)
    4d
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  5. [2.5]
    EU partners to reprimand Hungary PM for rogue diplomacy (Hindustan Times)
    5d
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  6. [2.3]
    Orbán echoes Putin on Ukraine in leaked letter (POLITICO Europe)
    6d
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  7. [3.6]
    Orban shares insights from Kyiv and Moscow visits with EU (Kyiv Post)
    6d
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  8. [4.5]
    Hungary's Orbán warns of brutal next 3 months in Ukraine (Business Insider)
    7d
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  9. [5.1]
    Xi urges world powers to help Russia, Ukraine resume talks (The Straits Times)
    7d

  10. [3.1]
    Orbán visits China after Russia, Ukraine trips for peace talks (The Associated Press)
    7d
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  11. [4.5]
    Orban hints at unexpected meetings, peace mission intensifies (Kyiv Post)
    8d
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  12. [1.4]
    Slovak PM praises Orbán for peace efforts in Ukraine-Russia conflict (The Telegraph)
    9d
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  13. [4.5]
    Hungarian PM Orban meets Putin in Moscow, condemned by EU (CNN)
    10d
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  14. [3.7]
    Orbán visits Putin for peace, condemned by EU leaders (The Guardian)
    10d
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  15. [3.9]
    Hungary's Orbán meets Putin on Ukraine, criticized by EU (ABC News)
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  16. [3.4]
    Orban angers EU with Putin meeting, defies Ukraine peace talks (The Telegraph)
    10d
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  17. [4.7]
    Orbán to meet Putin in Moscow amid EU concerns (The Guardian)
    11d
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  18. [4.2]
    Orbán to meet Putin for peace talks after Kyiv visit (Financial Times)
    11d
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  19. [3.6]
    Orban visits Kyiv, calls for ceasefire and peace talks (CNN)
    13d
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  20. [4.6]
    Viktor Orbán visits Kyiv for talks with Zelenskiy (The Guardian)
    13d
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  21. [4.8]
    Viktor Orbán to visit Kyiv amid EU presidency assumption (The Guardian)
    13d
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