Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed the Russia-Ukraine war and the related migration and economic crises with former Czech president Václav Klaus in Prague. The meeting held in the building of the Václav Klaus Institute also touched on price increases and energy shortages. Orbán told Klaus that Brussels’s “flawed sanctions policy” should be rethought since sanctions on Russia had failed to live up to expectations. The war has not ended, prices in Europe are soaring and Russia is benefitting from the situation, the prime minister said. Orbán and Klaus also discussed the political and economic developments seen in central Europe after the fall of communism, including their own personal memories. Orbán also met former Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš, who heads the opposition ANO movement, prior to Thursday’s summit of European Union leaders.