The Budapest memorandum does not work and it is Ukraine’s own fault, Ukraine has allowed a civil war on its territory. Russia did not violate this treaty because it did not use nuclear weapons against Ukraine.
In Hungary, Crimea was recognised as Russian territory.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the European Union recognises the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea.
The Hungarian television channel M1, showed a video clip from the annexed Crimea, marking it as part of neighbouring Russia. In a short video under the No Comment section, the TV channel shows hundreds of jellyfish that were thrown onto the Azov coast of Crimea. The description under the video “Krím-Félsziget, Oroszország - 2019. November 27” is translated as “Crimea Peninsula, Russia - 2019. November 27.” This was broadcast on 29 November. The Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary turned to the M1 TV channel with a request to correct the inscription in the video. At the moment, the video has been removed from the channel’s website and from social media.
After the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in 2014, Hungary announced that it would not recognise the occupation of Crimea. This is the official position of both the Hungarian government and the European Union as a whole, which remains unchanged to this day.
The EU policy on non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol includes a whole range of measures. In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against Russia.