The dedication of Hungarians to freedom and sovereignty is not newfangled, the group leader of the junior ruling Christian Democrats said on Sunday, marking the 66th anniversary of the anti-Soviet revolution. “Fighting for this has been part of our history, and this was the case in October 1956, too,” István Simicskó said in a statement.
“We are continuing that fight today,” Simicskó said, adding that “expectations and interventions that conflict with Hungarian interests … always from a different direction”.
Hungarians had to band together in the middle of the 20th century against Soviet tanks and Hungarian communist, whereas “today sanctions enforced upon us by Brussels are threatening Hungarian families and the future of Hungarians.”
“We cannot allow others to tell us what the future of Hungary should be this time round either,” he said. “We must look with respect to the heroes of 1956 who acted … with courage and their love for freedom,” he added.