Hungary’s far-right leader gave Trump harsh criticism of Ukraine days before key meeting

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Just 10 days before a key meeting on Ukraine, President Donald Trump met, over the objections of his national security adviser, with one of the former Soviet republic’s most virulent critics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, and heard a sharp assessment that bolstered his hostility towards the country, according to several people informed about the situation. Mr Trump’s conversation with Mr Orban on 13 May exposed him to a harsh indictment of Ukraine at a time when his personal lawyer was pressing the new government in Kiev to provide damaging information about Democrats. Mr Trump’s suspicious view of Ukraine set the stage for events that led to the impeachment inquiry...

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