Russian president Vladimir Putin arriving in Hungary
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Russia's President Putin at joint news conference with Hungarian PM

Russia's President Putin is holding a joint news conference with Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban.

It is Vladimir Putin's first trip to a European Union state since a Malaysian airliner was shot down last July in an area of eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russia separatists.

Hungary is one of Russia's few remaining allies among EU and NATO member states. It supported EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, but has also voiced concerns about their negative impact.

  • 17 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe