Sanctions were “imposed on Europeans by Brussels bureaucrats”, Orbán was quoted as saying by the pro-government newspaper “Magyar Nemzet”.
On Wednesday evening, Orban addressed the conference of the ruling party “Fidesz” in Balatonalmādi.
“These sanctions are causing economic problems, an energy crisis and inflation,” the prime minister said.
Orbán has continued to maintain good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Until now, the Hungarian Prime Minister has supported EU sanctions against Russia. At the same time, he managed to get an exception for his country to comply with the oil embargo.
The EU sanctions regime requires the unanimous support of all member states.