Hungary supported the allocation of 18 billion euros to Ukraine as part of the EU package

11:42 24 November Kyiv, Ukraine

Hungary will provide 187 million euros of financial assistance to Ukraine as its contribution to a planned EU support package of up to 18 billion euros in 2023.

According to Reuters, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has said it is ready to pay back its share of support to Ukraine, but plans to pay it out bilaterally rather than through joint EU loans.
"The government continues to participate in the financial support of the war-torn Ukraine," the Hungarian government said in a decree.
The document, signed by Orbán, also notes that Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó should start negotiations with Ukraine to work out an agreement needed for financial assistance.
 
Earlier, the European Union criticized Hungary for not being tough enough against Russian aggression: having let in hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees, the country refused military assistance to Kyiv and periodically blocked anti-Kremlin sanctions.