13 Dec 2023

US Republicans and Hungary’s Orban ‘obstacles’ to Ukraine fight with Russia

Europe Editor and Presenter

Even if we have no international help, Ukraine will fight the Russian invasion alone, President Zelenksyy insisted today – after meeting Norway’s Prime Minister in Oslo. He did secure continued help from Norway – which announced an extra billion Euros in aid.

But Mr Zelenskyy had a more uphill struggle in Washington DC, as he appealed to Congress to unblock a spending bill which includes $50bn to help Ukraine.

This, as Hungary’s leader Viktor Orban signalled he would continue to block Ukraine’s hopes of joining the European Union.

We speak to the former White House aide and Russia expert Fiona Hill, and ask who is Ukraine’s biggest obstacle – Republicans on the Hill, or Mr Orban at the EU?