Hungary’s foreign minister says the way the European Union has agreed to extend sanctions against Russia is “incorrect and antidemocratic” because it was not made at the highest political level.

Hungary's foreign minister

Hungary has been opposed to the sanctions but says it will abide by the EU decision.


Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto says the six-month extension of the sanctions, which has been agreed to in principle, are “too important and impactful” to be made only by the ambassadors of the EU members.


Szijjarto spoke Wednesday after a Hungary-Russia economic committee meeting.


Some nations want the measures discussed at a summit of EU leaders.