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Szazadveg: US, China winners on back of ‘Brussels sanctions’

The United States and China are the clear winners of "Brussels sanctions", while the European Union and Hungary are the losers, according to the results of a survey carried in September by the Szazadveg Foundation.

Fully 71 percent of Hungarians believe that the US benefits economically from the war and related sanctions while 68 percent held this to be true of China, according to Szazadveg’s report published on Friday. Meanwhile, respectively 81 percent and 87 percent said the EU and Hungary were their victims.

Fully 56 percent of Hungarians surveyed said neither side would emerge victorious from the war in Ukraine, the report said.

Szazadveg said the two conflicting sides were moving farther apart from an agreement and a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

Fully 28 percent of respondents to the think-tank’s survey believed that Russia was more likely than Ukraine (10 percent) to prevail, while 56 percent said neither side was likely to do so.

Most Hungarians are in favour of peace talks and a compromise rather than sanctions and further escalation, it added.

Altogether 52 percent of respondents believed Russia to be the loser of the sanctions, while 84 percent of Hungarians considered Ukraine to be so, Szazadveg’s report said.

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