That is the segment of PM Viktor Orbán’s interview with public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió, which was cut out from the final version.
444.hu wrote that the prime minister said Ukrainian losses are Hungarian losses, too. Orbán added that it is a Hungarian interest to make Ukraine successful since there are Hungarians living and part of the country is ancient Hungarian land belonging currently to Ukraine. Hungarians are indigenous there, Orbán said. That segment, however, was cut out from the interview uploaded on YouTube. Orbán said we want peace because Hungarians in Ukraine are suffering from the ongoing war. The prime minister meant Transcarpathia, Ukraine’s Westernmost territory, where more than 100 thousand Hungarians live.
CPAC – Minister Gulyás: Hungary site of ‘successful conservative experiment’
Hungary has seen a “successful conservative experiment” in the past years, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said in his closing speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. The “experiment’s” success lies in its democratic legitimacy, which was secured in four parliamentary elections won by large margins, Gulyás said. But it is also successful because it has “retained the fundamental values that western parties calling themselves Christian Democrats and conservative have already abandoned,” he said.
CPAC, which was organised by Hungary’s Centre for Fundamental Rights (Alapjogokért Központ) for the second time, is an important forum of American conservatives “connecting the two shores of the ocean,” Gulyás said. On behalf of the Hungarian government, Gulyás thanked the speakers of the event for visiting Hungary “which punches above its weight in the conservative debates”. Conservatives in western Europe often accept the “rules and frameworks which leftists and liberals have set to them.” In the US, however, “conservatives have remained conservative, and protect the fundamental values under attack from wokeism.”
That attack “does not happen pro bono”, as proven by the fact that the Hungarian opposition had received 4 billion forints in US dollars to rise to power, he said. That funding served the purpose of “making sure that Hungary is not a country governed by a conservative, Christian democratic force that seems to be a thorn in the current US administration’s side,” he said. “Wokeism questions the concept of homeland, targets freedom and peoples’ right to decide about their own fate, and to define their own values and the frameworks of its life,” he said.
Gulyás said that the slogan “no woke zone” at the conference entrance was a call for action, and aims to achieve the rise of political forces to power that will declare that their countries “would not become a woke zone”. “Forces that see men as men, women as women, and want to protect our fundamental values: nation, faith and cohesion,” he said.