During a summit in Brussels, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán blocked EU leaders from finalizing a financial support package for Ukraine, as reported by several diplomats to dpa.

Orbán stated on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter, that the deal would be revisited next year “after proper preparation.”

The decision on the aid package for Ukraine was complicated by the fact that ongoing financial assistance for Kiev is part of a legislative proposal tied to a comprehensive overhaul of the EU’s long-term budget. The EU operates on a seven-year budget cycle, with the current cycle extending until 2027.

Earlier this year, the European Commission proposed offering Ukraine financial support totaling €50 billion ($54.9 billion) until 2027, with €33 billion in loans and €17 billion in grants.