Hungary demands that the West stop imposing new sanctions against Russia at the EU summit.

Balazs Orban said that the more sanctions the EU took, the more they hurt the EU, while Russia survived . The more sanctions the EU took, the more they hurt the EU, while Russia survived .

Brussels: According to a senior aide to Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the European Union should avoid placing sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and instead demand a ceasefire and the start of talks.The aide said that the more sanctions the EU took, the more they hurt the EU, while Russia survived.In an interview, Balazs Orban, who is not related to the prime minister, told Reuters that we should put an end to the sanction process.Russia is also constructing a nuclear reactor for Hungary.Budapest had delayed the latest wave of sanctions against Moscow, which included a ban on Russian oil imports until it was able to find an exception.What we've observed is that the more sanctions we accept, the worse we are in.

And, what is even worse, they continue in Ukraine, according to Balazs Orban of the 27-nation European Union.The sanctions include asset freezes and visa prohibitions on Russian oligarchs and officials, export controls, detaining central bank assets, disconnecting banks from the SWIFT messaging system, and a ban on imports of Russian coal and oil.According to some officials, once the EU stops buying Russian oil next year, the crude can be sold and shipped by tankers to China or India, but that will take some time before their full effect on the Russian economy is apparent.Orban said that the EU needs to change its tactics.We've got to a point where we realize that we followed the four-month strategy and that we have some successes, but that would lead to a bad outcome for Europe.So, we have to think about something.Negotiations, cease-fire, and peace.