13:53 GMT +323 February 2019
Listen Live
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a meeting at Novo-Ogaryovo residence in the Moscow Region

    Russia Respects Hungary's Views on Middle East Settlement - Putin

    © Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskyi
    Get short URL
    0 143

    Russia understands Hungary's position on a number of aspects related to the political settlement in the Middle East, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

    NOVO-OGARYOVO (Moscow Region), (Sputnik) — Speaking about the migrant crisis in Europe, the Russian leader said he also respected Hungary's position on "defending the identity," but underscored that Russia is not interfering in this "EU's inner issue."

    Earlier in the day, Putin held a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    "As for many other aspects of the political settlement in the Middle East, related to the combat operations and so on, Prime Minister [Orban] adheres to the opposition, which is generally formulated by the European Union, and we treat it with understanding," Putin said following the meeting.

    Putin added that the two countries' opinions about the causes of this Middle East crisis are "largely the same."


    Russian President Putin Holds Press Conference After Meeting Hungarian PM
    Moscow Ready to Fulfill Loan Obligations on Hungarian Paks NPP - Putin
    Putin: Moscow Satisfied With Russia-Hungary Ties Despite Trade Decline
    Hungary Interested in Normalizing Relations Between Europe, Russia - PM
    Vladimir Putin, Hungary, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik