VIDEO/ The 'tense' meeting between the prime minister of Hungary and the Ukrainian president
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a brief but apparently intense conversation with the man threatening to block Ukraine's EU aspirations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the inauguration of Argentina's new president on Sunday (10 December). .
Orban has loudly opposed the progress of Kiev's bid to join the EU, the BBC reports.
Only professional lip readers can understand what was said between President Zelensky and a man widely seen as a "bad boy" of the EU, writes the BBC. But the exchange comes ahead of what could be a crucial week for Ukraine's war effort.
President Zelensky will go to Washington DC on Tuesday as he seeks to salvage a $60 billion defense aid package. US President Joe Biden is asking lawmakers to approve the funds, but the aid has become embroiled in domestic and partisan US politics.
This will be the Ukrainian leader's second visit to the White House since Russia's full-scale occupation of Ukraine began in February 2022 – the previous one was in September last year.
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