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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in an interview with public radio, said the government would not support any sanctions that further increase inflation. The most important issue is energy and the sanctions against Russia must not affect nuclear energy, he said. In the past, Hungary has already achieved getting an exemption concerning oil imports, he added. Despite the government giving back 13th month pensions, significantly increasing the minimum wage and refunding one year’s tax to families, “for the people, everyday reality is the reality in the shop”, Orbán said. The government is fighting inflation, “a vaccine has been administered”, and it is already working in the economy, he said. Inflation could start decreasing from February or March and drop to single digit by the end of the year, he added. The government and the central bank are coordinating their moves in order to achieve this, Orbán said.