András Bencsik, the editor-in-chief of the Demokrata, a Hungarian conservative weekly, compared the Baltic Sea pipeline leaks to Pearl Harbor, the assassination of Habsburg heir Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo or the bombing of Kassa/Kosice.
Mr Bencsik referred to a recent insinuation of the former Polish foreign affairs minister Radoslaw Sikorski. The European Parliament member suggested that the US had deliberately inflicted damage on the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
“We call that a declaration of war. The United States of America attacked the European Union”, Bencsik said. Bencsik highlighted that the European Union did not have an army but should enter into war against America. “This was not friendly fire. That was an evil sabotage operation carried out professionally”, Bencsik said. The aim was to make pipelines coming from Russia to Europe inoperable.
Bencsik talked about the issue at the government-close Hír TV.
Szeretlek Magyarország reminded us that the pipelines of Nord Stream 1 and 2 did not work. The former was shut by the Russians, while the latter never opened. Furthermore, CNN said, quoting intelligence service sources, that two ships of the Russian fleet had been sighted this Monday and Tuesday around that section of the Baltic sea where the leaks happened.
András Bencsik is one of the organisers of Fidesz’s annual peace marches, where PM Viktor Orbán regularly holds speeches.
The United States and China are the clear winners of “Brussels sanctions”, while the European Union and Hungary are the losers, according to the results of a survey carried in September by the Századvég Foundation, MTI reported.
Fully 71 percent of Hungarians believe that the US benefits economically from the war and related sanctions while 68 percent held this to be true of China, according to Századvég’s report published on Friday. Meanwhile, respectively 81 percent and 87 percent said the EU and Hungary were their victims.
Fully 56 percent of Hungarians surveyed said neither side would emerge victorious from the war in Ukraine, the report said. Századvég said the two conflicting sides were moving farther apart from an agreement and a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Fully 28 percent of respondents to the think-tank’s survey believed that Russia was more likely than Ukraine (10 percent) to prevail, while 56 percent said neither side was likely to do so. Most Hungarians are in favour of peace talks and a compromise rather than sanctions and further escalation, it added. Altogether 52 percent of respondents believed Russia to be the loser of the sanctions, while 84 percent of Hungarians considered Ukraine to be so, Századvég’s report said.
Source: Szeretlek Magyarország, MTI