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Russian, Hungarian Leaders To Meet In Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on February 17, the Kremlin press service says.

The Russian leader has been eager to exploit divisions within the European Union over sanctions on Moscow and develop economic ties with European countries like Hungary that remain willing to keep up business relations with their old Soviet-era trading partner.

The two leaders will discuss enhancing cooperation in trade, technology, energy, culture and humanitarian areas, the Kremlin said on February 15.

The two countries hope to further "agreements reached during the Russian president's visit to Budapest on February 17, 2015," it said.

Based on reporting by Interfax