According to the Russian President, Poland, Romania and Hungary could even have territorial claims against Ukraine. The first two countries were fast to react to Putin’s harsh words and refuted them right away. Hungary, however, was not so fast and firm.
As we reported earlier today, Vladimir Putin said that Poland, Romania and Hungary ceded territory to Ukraine by force. He added that they have still not given up their desire to take parts of Ukraine and reclaim previously annexed territories.
The Romanian Foreign Ministry reacted to Vladimir Putin’s words in a press statement a day later, on 5 November. As they wrote, “the Romanian Foreign Ministry rejects the statements made in the speech of the President of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the Day of National Unity, which falsely imply that Romania has territorial claims against Ukraine”, Index writes.
“In this context, Romania reaffirms its strong support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” concluded the Romanian Foreign Ministry.
Új Magyar Szó reports that Poland has accused the Russian president of spreading disinformation because of his speech. “He spoke about rumours and fake news that are completely untrue,” Warsaw reacted to Vladimir Putin’s statements.