Hungary to stand by EU's Russia sanctions, wants help on gas

November 12, 2014 6:45 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Hungary will stand by its European Union allies' decision to impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine but will need help to safeguarding energy supplies put at risk by the dispute, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's talk of the need for a re-think on sanctions and his country's growing proximity with Moscow on energy policy have prompted concern that Budapest may be drifting into Moscow's orbit of influence. Hungary is heavily reliant on energy imports from Russia.

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