The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned the Hungarian Ambassador to Kiev, Istvan Iidyarto, after Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s statements. About that reported representative of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleg Nikolenko.
On January 26, Orban at a press conference, commenting on the Russian attack on Ukraine, declaredthat Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to lose the war because he will run for president in 2024.
The Hungarian Prime Minister also noted that Moscow cannot allow NATO to be on Ukrainian territory, and therefore sets itself the goal of turning Ukraine into “unmanaged ruins”.
Orban also told reporters that Ukraine was now a “no man’s land” and compared it to Afghanistan.
“The Hungarian Ambassador will be summoned to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry for a frank conversation. We reserve the right to take further response measures,” Nikolenko wrote on Facebook.
Viktor Orban is regularly accused of having adopted a pro-Russian position in the conflict between Moscow and Kiev. For example, the Hungarian Prime Minister said that he would not put the interests of Ukraine above the interests of Hungary. At the same time, Budapest announced the allocation of 187 million euros to the Ukrainian side in the form of a subsidized loan. Moreover, at the end of last year, Orban declared that the preservation of Ukraine’s independence was necessary for the security of Europe.
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