Zelenskiy sent another message to the Hungarian PM last night. Poland will not break off its ties with Hungary.
As we can read in szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu’s article, the President of Ukraine has been more critical of the Hungarian Prime Minister than ever before. Zelenskiy said Orbán is virtually the only PM who still supports Putin’s regime.
In his speech last night, the Ukrainian President was referring to Orbán as a man who does not fully comprehend what Ukraine and Europe as a whole are going through. According to Interfax Ukraine, Zelenskiy was not asking Hungary to do anything out of its reach.
“We didn’t even get what everyone else is doing! They are doing it for peace. We did not receive the vital transit of defense assistance, we did not see moral leadership. We did not see a single effort to stop the war!”
“Nobody in Europe wants the battlefield to be moved from Mariupol to Budapest, from Kharkiv to Warsaw or from Chernihiv to Vilnius,”
he added. As he put it, the entire Europe wants the end of the war and peace.
“The entire Europe is trying to stop the war, to restore peace. Why, then, is official Budapest opposed to the whole of Europe, to all civilized countries? For what reason?”
he asked outraged. The Ukraine president said that if there is a threat to the whole of Europe, it must be addressed.
“This is called honesty, which Mr. Orbán lacks. Perhaps he lost it somewhere in contacts with Moscow”
ended Zelenskiy his video message to Orbán.
In an excerpt of an interview with the conservative weekly Sieci, the president of Law and Justice, which leads the Polish ruling coalition, was asked whether Hungary’s stance during the war in Ukraine “breaks” the Polish-Hungarian alliance of recent years.
“Let’s look at this question from a distance,”
answered Jaroslaw Kacznyski.
According to vg.hu, he stressed that Hungary supported all sanctions proposed against Moscow so far and condemned Russian aggression. Hungary is opposed to the ban on Russian gas imports, but
“so, unfortunately, is the attitude of Germany, as well as of several other important EU member states,”
“We know that Hungary has a different history, so it looks at certain issues differently,”
He also said that they look at Hungary’s behaviour with a critical eye, expecting “greater engagement”. However, he stressed that this did not mean that “we should stop cooperating in areas where we can cooperate”.
“Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has never let his Polish partners down in the EU scene, Poland will never break off its relations with Hungary, and the Visegrád cooperation will continue.”
Source: szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, vg.hu, interfax.com.ua