Fiala: V4 leaders reach common position on Ukraine despite differences

The leaders of the Visegrad Four states have reached a common position on helping and supporting Ukraine, despite differences of opinion, the Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, told reporters after a meeting in Košice on Thursday. He said that it was also necessary to give the Kyiv government financial support.

The prime ministers of Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland were holding their first such summit in over six months.

Prior to the meeting Mr. Fiala said that it could show whether the V4 grouping had a future.

The Hungarian leader Viktor Orban recently caused offence when he wore a scarf of “Greater Hungary” – including territories that belong to Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania – at a football game. He has also been at odds with other EU leaders in his response to Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Author: Ian Willoughby