Ukraine: Hungary, Kiev leaders stop insulting Magyars

(ANSA) – BELGRADE, APRIL 06 – The Ukrainian ambassador to Budapest was summoned to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was given a message specifying that it would be “time for the Ukrainian leaders to stop insulting the Hungary and take note of the will of the Hungarian people “. This was stated by the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, quoted on Twitter by the international spokesman of the Hungarian government, Zoltan Kovacs.

“We have been clear from the beginning about the war in the neighboring country: we condemn the military aggression, we support the sovereignty of Ukraine, we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees,” added Szijjarto, quoted by Kovacs. But “this is not our war, so we want to stay out of it and we will stay out of it”, the Hungarian Foreign Minister reiterated, adding that the government of Budapest “is not willing to risk the peace and security of the Hungarian people”. “We understand that the Ukrainians would have had a different interest and we do not intend to argue with them: their interest is the Ukrainian interest and ours is the interest of the Hungarian people,” Szijjarto said.

In recent days, Ukrainian President Zelensky accused Orban of being “practically the only one in Europe to openly support Putin”. Orban, after having triumphed in Sunday’s elections, had retorted by claiming that he too had won against external opponents, including Zelensky himself, the “bureaucrats in Brussels”, “the Soros empire” and “international media”. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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