“Ukraine is not in any way ready to conduct talks with a view to EU membership,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio on Friday. Orbán said the coming six weeks would be “difficult in politics”, with issues of the war and migration looming “amid attacks from Brussels”. He said one of the most contentious issues was talks with Ukraine on EU membership, “which must not be undertaken”. Orbán insisted that Hungary’s rejection of talks on Ukraine’s EU membership were tied to financial issues. The EU “should give us what it owes us”, the prime minister said. The start of talks with Ukraine should not be connected to the monies Hungary is entitled to, he added.