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Orban Blasts EU Sanctions Proposal as Threat to the Bloc’s Unity

Viktor Orban, Hungary's prime minister.

Viktor Orban, Hungary's prime minister.

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the European Union is at risk of fracturing its unified front against Moscow if it tries to push through its latest proposal to ban Russian oil by the end of the year. 

“If the commission insists on the adoption of its proposal, it will have to bear full responsibility for a historical failure in the court of European integration,” Orban wrote in a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen seen by Bloomberg.