Polish PM says there is no "Plan B" on EU aid for Ukraine

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk

© APA | Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk

# 01 February 2024 14:25 (UTC +04:00)

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Thursday there was no "Plan B" on European Union aid for Ukraine and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban who is stalling it must decide if Hungary is "part of our community", APA reports citing Reuters.

"We need to play hard and play fair, but there is no room for compromise. There is no middle way - either you are on the Ukrainian side or on the Russian side," Tusk said ahead of a summit of leaders of the 27 EU member countries.

Orban is the only one of the 27 to have voiced disapproval of an EU aid package and to request a yearly vote on the long-term aid.

Thursday summit's is seen as a last opportunity to reach agreement on a four-year plan for 50 billion euros ($53.93 billion) of economic aid for Ukraine, which has been fighting a Russian invasion since 2022.

Hungary, which cultivates close ties with Moscow, has been pushing for an annual review that would give it a right to veto the disbursements every year.