Putin visit to Budapest

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) attend a joint news conference following their talks in Budapest, Hungary, 02 February 2017.

Putin visit to Budapest


Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Budapest on February 2 to meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The two men cemented closer ties, amid growing EU rifts over sanctions against Moscow because of its meddling in Ukraine.

As reported by the Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Budapest meeting with the right-wing Orban (who wants the European Union to lift its punitive measures against Russia) was Putin's first visit to a bloc member since the shock election of US President Donald ...


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