Hungary’s pro-peace government “won’t rise to the provocations of the Slovak foreign minister,” a government official said on Wednesday, reacting to Rastislav Káčer’s remark that “the Hungarian government’s arguments often align with the Kremlin’s propaganda used in its war of disinformation.”
Tamás Menczer, the state secretary responsible for bilateral relations, said Káčer had shown several times in the past “that he doesn’t like Hungarians”. “But we won’t react to provocation, and we’ll work to preserve the strength of the Visegrád Group…” he said. The government will continue to act according to Hungarian interests, and work for the swiftest possible ceasefire and peace, he said.
According to 444.hu, Rastislav Káčer, the new Slovak foreign minister, talked about the foreign policy of Hungary and the Visegrád cooperation in an interview. He said that the Hungarian government’s media campaign arguing the EU sanctions did not work, harm the EU more than Russian and icrease inflation was a mistake. He said that the Kremlin uses such arguments in its disinformation war. “Hungary is alone with that view in the European Union and has become isolated from its Western allies”, Káčer added.
In the Visegrád cooperation, only Hungary’s relationship with Russia is a problem. He said Hungary’s stance towards Ukraine was different even before the war, and it was the only NATO member state blocking the Ukraine-NATO discussions.
Káčer has been serving as the foreign minister of Hungary’s northern neighbour since September.
Source: MTI, 444.hu