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Aid to Ukraine: 3 ways to bypass Orbán's veto named in President's office

Aid to Ukraine: 3 ways to bypass Orbán's veto named in President's office Photo: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (Getty Images)

The blocking by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of the allocation of €50 billion in aid to Ukraine can be circumvented. Deputy Head of the Office of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ihor Zhovkva, revealed three ways to do this during a national telethon broadcast.

According to Zhovkva, EU leaders have postponed the issue of providing aid to Ukraine until January, but they assured that there is no need to worry.

Zhovkva mentioned that one way to obtain funds is through the joint EU budget. This would require changes to their budget.

"This is the simplest and most logical," emphasized the deputy.

The second option being considered by our partners is the possibility of allocating funds through bilateral aid.

"In other words, the other 26 countries will do this not from the EU budget," he explained.

And the third, alternative option, for the time being, is macro-financial support.

According to Zhovkva, the European Commission has been working with us on this.

€50 billion for Ukraine

Recall that earlier the European Commission proposed allocating €50 billion to Ukraine by 2027. On December 14, the leaders of EU countries discussed this initiative during the Euro Summit.

As a result, Hungary vetoed the decision, but the other 26 countries supported it. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that he would not approve such a decision until the bloc pays all the funds allocated for his country, which were frozen.

At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that the decision on €50 billion has already been fundamentally accepted. And in January, the completion of all legal procedures is expected.