U.S. diplomat criticizes PM Orban's Russia policies

Hungary's PM Orban arrives at an EU leaders summit in BrusselsBy Krizstina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary should back European Union sanctions against Russia and not talk about granting autonomy for ethnic Hungarians living in Ukraine at this time of instability, an American diplomat said in Budapest on Friday. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires André Goodfriend criticized some of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s policies towards Russia such as support for the South Stream gas pipeline and granting Russia a contract to expand Hungary’s Paks nuclear plant in a process that he said lacked transparency. …

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