Addressing the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEP Márton Gyöngyösi (non-attached) said many people were shocked by the Hungarian government’s openly pro-Russia stance in the Ukraine conflict. Despite the government’s opinion, the MEP reminded the Parliament, the majority of Hungarians still stands by Ukraine.
According to Gyöngyösi, Hungary’s 1956 Revolution and Ukraine’s current struggle is characterized by the same thing – the fight against Russian aggression. The MEP also mentioned another similarity: the “official” Hungarian authoritarian government at the time stood by the Russian invaders, just like it does now. But what matters is the voice of the people, not a crony government, the MEP suggested.
He also said he was happy that Europe, unlike back in 1956, does not just lie idly by, but takes action for Ukraine this time.
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