Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praised the Hungarian prime minister on Telegram yesterday. The current deputy president of the Russian Security Council said that Viktor Orbán was brave not to support the planned EU embargo on Russian energy.
As we wrote before, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was put as an enemy of Ukraine on a far-right website, Mirotvorec, crudely nicknamed the “death list”. The website presents the personal information of tens of thousands of individuals, such as their full name, date of birth, address, and passport number.
According to 24.hu, Medvedev highlighted in his Telegram post yesterday that Europe remained silent regarding the initiative on the Russian energy import embargo,
only Orbán was brave.
He refused to accept the energy ban devastating his country, and he also rejected putting Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill of Moscow on the sanctions list. Orbán said yesterday that such a decision would affect the freedom of religion for Hungarian communities, which he said was “sacred and inviolable”.
Medvedev said that the reasonable leaders of the European Union became
tired of running to the abyss with the sterilised European herd, which the American shepherd leads to the slaughterhouse.
We shall see what the shepherd will do and how those ready to sacrifice their lives for the welfare of the shepherd will behave, Medvedev wrote.
“There are intelligent politicians who can think reasonably and strategically,” Vladimir Legoida, the head of the media department of the Russian Church, commented on Orbán’s decision not to support the sanctions on Patriarch Kirill on Telegram.
The European Union’s proposal to phase out imports of Russian crude oil is “unacceptable”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday, adding it was equivalent to
“dropping a nuclear bomb on the Hungarian economy”.
In a regular interview with public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió, the prime minister said that EU Member States had agreed earlier that the bloc should only take steps that take into consideration the different energy mixes of Member States and their sovereign right to decide on them.
However, the president of the European Commission “either willingly or unwillingly attacked this hard-fought European unity,” he added. While countries with seaports can have energy resources delivered to them by ships, landlocked countries are wholly dependent on pipelines, he said. “The pipeline leading to Hungary starts in Russia… that is a given,” he said. Hungary cannot accept proposals ignoring that fact, he said.
Source: 24.hu, DNH