Opinion: Orbán cannot outsmart the DNA..

We [Hungarians] are not a mixed race, and we do not want to become a mixed race either” -Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (23.07.2022).

The Hungarian history from the Huns to today is filled with mixing with neighbours and other tribes. The Hungarian legacies is far beyond the shores that is known as Hungary. This is just show that blind nationalism is forging history and the ethnic background of a people. Orbán should study his own people and how the state became an entity. Heck, the whole population should take reliable DNA tests for ethnicity and the results would shatter the minds of Fidesz. Because, it’s isn’t as he believes or anyone else.

I will therefore show you two texts, which shows how multi-ethnic Hungary is and how mixed it is. The historical accuracy and the knowledge of how Hungary became how it is today. Only proves that. The populist in Fidesz might dismiss that. Since that doesn’t fit their narrative or belief-system. However, like all Central European nations. They are mixed and filled with multiculturalism. That’s natural because of the borders, the wars and all the migration that happens over time.

Just read these two quotes from two different articles on the matter and they really settle it!

Immigration to and emigration from Hungary, both temporary and permanent, have been a reality to reckon with since the birth of the country. Hungary is situated in a geographical and geopolitical zone deeply influenced by the economic, political, social and religious conflicts between East and West, North and South, and by efforts to equalise these differences. From early on, immigration created a sort of multiculturalism in Hungary. This became self-evidence in the Habsburg Empire, when Hungarians cohabited and mingled with Germans, various Slavic groups, Italians, Romanians and Jews for centuries” (Frank Tibor – ‘MIGRATIONS IN HUNGARIAN HISTORY – PART I’, 12.01.2016, Hungarian Review)

To start with, the Magyars installed themselves in what is today Hungary, together with peoples who were already in the area. Others – from both east and west – joined them after the conquest and began to settle in the country in the 10th–11th centuries. This pattern continued with several settlement campaigns later on, for example in the 13th–14th centuries and in the 17th–19th centuries” (…) “Acting as the proverbial bridge between east and west secured Hungarian culture an eventful and colourful history and genetic mix, similar to the average European. Were you to set out to find a Hungarian without a mixed genetic background, it would be a challenge, to say the least. Most people, not just Hungarians, share a good part of their ancestors down the line. Sharing a common language and, via the language, its literature and sense of history, would fulfil the criteria of homogeneity for some cultures” (Zsuzsanna Ardó – ‘The paradox of ethnic homogeneity – a Hungarian example’ 13.03.2014, OpenDemocracy,net).

Some might say that the speech of Prime Minister Orbán is controversial. I beg to differ. I would say its delusional and utter garbage. The Hungarian Prime Minister might feel like this and say the Hungarian people isn’t mixed. However, that doesn’t make it true. By default, the ancestors and their actions in combination of the migration of both the Maygars and the other tribes are all collectively a part of how Hungary looks today.

That’s why its really foolish and lack of knowledge to come with a statement like this. This racial purity stuff is far-right nonsense, which isn’t based on facts and historical patterns. The PM can say these words, but it doesn’t make it true. It only shows his open ignorance and lack of concern of his own heritage and how multi-cultural Hungary is.

I shouldn’t have to write these things. As it is set in stone, but someone has to counter the stupidity and acknowledge the fact. Unless, Orbán and Fidesz will do mass DNA testing to prove a point, which he cannot win. Because, the DNA will not lie and Orbán knows this. Peace.

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Opinion: Does Berlin want Russian forces closer to its borders?

Ever since the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine, which has now been going on for over a 100 days. The Russians has already annexed Crimea in 2014 and been since then inciting rebels and separatist in the Donbass regions. Therefore, the war with Russia was started long before the sudden day in February this year.

The Western nations could see this coming and the allies of the European Union could have supported the Ukrainians earlier. Kremlin and President Putin has used the expansion and adding more members of the NATO as an excuse to takeover or control the former USSR republic’s. This is because Putin wants an empire and revive the “greatness” of the Soviets. That is more important to him than the NATO expansion or anything else.

The ones speaking of a realignment have spoken to soon. The EU and NATO is on the backbone in concern to Ukraine. Yes, certain member-states are going far and beyond to support Kyiv. This being the Baltics, Poland and others who is possibly in the firing-line when Moscow is done with Ukraine. This being Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and so on. There is so many nations in the Eastern Europe and Eurasia, which could easily be invaded next. That is even Georgia, Azerbaijan or Kazakhstan.

While we have seen Berlin being the ugly cousin of Budapest. Berlin is all vibes and no true support. Germany is slow or blocking donated military equipment. Heck, the United States of America also blocked fighter-jets donated from Poland to Ukraine. While Germany has favoured being a close trading partner with Russia and only sanctioned things which isn’t hurting the economy. That’s why there is no difference between Orban or Scholz at this point. They are the same, but just a different package.

However, the Germans should wonder if they want Russian soldiers on their borders? Because, Putin believes the former USSR republics belongs under his influence and control. That’s because they are “colonies” and cannot make “sovereign decisions”. So, who knows if Moldova or another nations can get into the frontline after Ukraine. Berlin should feel responsible for that. They could have avoided it and ensured the Defence of Ukraine was up to speed. Nevertheless, the Germans and the “soft” allies who are trying to “save face” of the warlord in Moscow.

We have seen high ranking officials in Russia speaking of Poland and Kaliningrad. They have talked of corridors and whatnot. So, the Russians could easily get very close to German borders. Who knows if Putin feel attached and that the Russians are righteous owners of the former territory of DDR. Have the leaders of Berlin thought of that? The republic got united after the fall of the Berlin wall, but with people like Vladimir you can never know if he thinks Moscow should have a vassal-state and a capital of Eastern zone of Berlin itself. Therefore, this is just speculations, but never underestimate a warlord like Putin.

That Scholz wants to do soft-diplomacy is fine, but the solidarity talk and vibes aren’t saving people in Ukraine. Neither is it saving or helping the cause of the Western world. No, it is just showing how despicable he is and this is why his just another nationalist like Orban. His more worried about the industries in Germany, than the war happening in parts of Ukraine. The war that can easily go further if the Russians bleed the Ukrainian out. That can happen if they are not getting proper weapons or the capacity to retaliate towards the Russian army.

It seems like the Germans and their leaders wants to be Putin’s friends and not the real allies of the free world. That’s a tragic look. As they are more into the posh words, but inaction in concern to the plights of Kyiv. Instead the German bureaucracy and arms industry isn’t helping in the midst of war. Nevertheless, if it doesn’t do now. Maybe it has to later step up when it gets even closer to its border. They could have stopped it and given what Kyiv needed. However, that was to much to ask. So, now a while later… the Russian forces gets closer to Berlin, which I don’t think the Germans really wants. Peace.

Opinion: Kövér doesn’t understand wartime diplomacy…

When someone needs help, they usually ask for it politely. He is persistent, but he always asks. He never demands, let alone threatens. A person usually threatens enemies, not those he wants to have as friends. He (Zelenskiy) must be suffering from some kind of mental disorder” (…) “In my time following world politics, I have not seen a representative of a country in difficulty that needs something express himself to anyone in the same way as President Zelenskiy. And he did it not only towards Hungary, but also towards the German Chancellor” – President of the Hungarian Parliament, László Kövér in an interview to HirTV on Saturday (04.06.2022).

We know that the leadership of Budapest prefers Moscow over Kyiv. Anyone who doesn’t know that. Haven’t heard Fidesz and their leaders ahead of the polls this year. The Hungarian ruling party have been resilient and ensuring their loyalty towards Russia over solidarity to Ukraine. That’s why it stops and blocks possible meaningful sanctions on Kremlin and Russia. Because, Putin’s blessing are more meaningful than stopping the war-machine of the Russian army.

So, listening to Kövér reasoning. You know it would be favouring Moscow and be throwing shade against Kyiv. That is happening here and his speaking ill of Zelensky. It is like the Parliamentary President of Hungary doesn’t understand war and the needs of a defending nation during an invasion.

The Ukrainian government and speeches to the West can be harsh or critical. However, anyone with some common sense would understand why. President Zelensky is under massive pressure and in needs of ammunition or advanced weaponry to beat a superior enemy. It isn’t like Ukraine was ahead of Russia before the war. The war was supposed to be a walkover for Russia and easy picking before the invasion started. Therefore, Zelensky and the Defence of Kyiv needed more arms, and quickly.

The President of the Parliament in Budapest is oblivious to this fact and only considers flattering words apparently. Not like his counterparts or his fellow associates in Fidesz has always been speaking nicely about others. Even when they are not in war and only on the campaign trail. The party of Fidesz and high-ranking officials has spoken ill of Brussels, as a way of winning populist voters.

However, it is much feasible to downplay and disregard Zelensky these days. As that is a winning formula in Budapest. To show the Russian allies that they are not playing around and isn’t showing any sort of positivity towards Kyiv. Because, that’s what this is…

Kövér better hope that his nation and such never gets involved in a conflict or is directly attacked by a neighbour. I doubt there will be soft pleas or just nice quotes out of the Prime Minister then. I have a feeling the rhetoric and the speeches will change swiftly. Just like the Ukrainian President has come out more fierce and direct. Because, he has a haste and need to change things yesterday. He don’t need to be loved, as long as he saves his nation. That should be understood, but clearly in Budapest… that is a story, which isn’t clear.

We are just seeing a pattern of what Fidesz and the leadership of Budapest is willing to do. They are just token allies of Russia and there is no bound of how low they are willing to steep down to show it. Kövér is just another leaders and a man of influence who shows that sort of sentiment.

It is obvious that Budapest isn’t part of European solidarity towards Ukraine. No, it is bleeding for Russia and there is no way back from that. Peace.

Opinion: Orbán will now rule by decree…

To safeguard Hungary‘s national security interests, to make sure we stay out of the war and to protect HUN families, the government needs room to manoeuvrer and readiness for immediate action” – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (24.05.2022)

In Budapest Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has on his first day of the term and with inauguration of his new cabinet. He has secured himself a “state of emergency” and gotten himself superior power in the Republic of Hungary.

Orbán has with the vote of the 10th Amendment ensured himself total control and ability to overturn all legislation. He can suspend legal mechanisms and to his own whim. That’s what the majority of the Parliament did today. This is giving him dictatorial power and to rule as a monarch. Using the Russian invasion of Ukraine to sweep all power in his Republic.

Here is what Hungary Today reported:

The government has been given the power to declare a state of danger in the case of an armed conflict, war, or humanitarian disaster in a neighboring country, with the tenth amendment to the constitution parliament adopted on Tuesday. The legislation was passed with 136 votes for and 36 against. Under the amended constitution, from November 1, a special legal order can be introduced in the case of a state of war, emergency, or danger. A state of danger can be declared if “acts of war actually take place”” (…) “In a state of danger, the government can adopt decrees that suspend the application of certain laws. Normally, the government cannot do this, as laws are adopted by Parliament, and therefore in the hierarchy of legal sources, laws are on a higher level than government decrees. As the Hungarian Constitution clearly states: “A Government Decree shall not be contrary to any laws.” However, in a state of danger, the government may indeed issue regulations that would otherwise be in conflict with certain laws” (Júlia Tar – ‘Parliament Approves 10th Amendment to Constitution’ 24.05.2022, Hungary Today).

From tomorrow the Republic is in A “state of emergency” and giving himself many options without the need to challenge the legislation or the ideas of the Prime Minister. He can rule by decree and there will be no oversight to his powers. Therefore, anyone can be arrested, silenced or fiercely prosecuted by the state. Since, he can decree it and ensure anyone who is in his way to be gone. If not they have to go underground and await until Orbán superior powers are over.

It isn’t new that Orbán is consolidating power. He has worked on this tirelessly and amended laws to suit him. That’s been part of reign and this is just a continuation of this. Fidesz and Orbán thrives in “soft-fascism”. While his able to gain huge popularity by cheap populism and incite fear. Now his using the same fear to give himself more power. So, that he don’t need to worry about the Parliament and can just decree the orders on his own. That’s circumventing parliamentary practice and giving way to his own whims.

Who knows what he will enforce, what sort of laws that will be suspended or be rectified, if not to be made “null and void”. Orbán shows what sort of man he is and he did similar acts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now he uses the war in Ukraine to his favour. That’s the sort of ruler and politician he is.

No one should be shocked, if he uses these power to extent and execute things that fits him. This will be interesting and terrifying to follow. As we cannot imagine what his willing to do or decree. However, we can see how far he will take this. Nevertheless… Orbán uses a crisis yet again to consolidate power. Peace.

Opinion: Draghi, Macron and Scholz are all copying Orbán [on their way of handling Ukraine]

The last few days European leaders across several nations has shown the same sort of sentiment that we have gotten used to from Budapest, Hungary. That Prime Minister Viktor Orbán doing favours and playing second fiddle to Kremlin is nothing new. However, reading and seeing reports from else where is shocking.

We have seen that the Italian politicians, not only Silvio Berlusconi defending Russia and their interests in Ukraine. This has also been done by the Prime Minister Mario Draghi who has come with a plan to where Ukraine cedes territory to Russia and follows their perimeter for peace. The pointed plan could have been written by the Russian and been hackwork from them. Since, it would give everything Vladimir Putin wishes and humiliate the defending nation Ukraine. Who has not only lost sovereign territory, but also given way to the invader. In such a way that their sacrifice was done for nothing and Moscow got their will. This would be like the Ukrainian saying the Italians should give up Trieste or the nearby region there to Austria or Hungary, since it belonged to the House of Habsburg in the past. Therefore, doing this is ill advised and will do no good to Kyiv.

While the newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has already been afraid that Putin might loose face in the conflict. He has furthered his ideals that the Ukrainian could cede territory as well. This is a continuation of the favourable ideals of the European leaders to buy “peace” buy giving away territory which isn’t theirs. Not like the French has ever given away territory or pieces of land without retaliating or giving unfavourable agreements. Just ask Haiti or any other former colony, which is still connected to it by Monetary Unions or having their gold reserves in Paris. Therefore, the French should respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as it values its own. Unless, the French wants to donate territories to the United Kingdom or anyone else for that matter.

Macron has to further the lack lustre support of Kyiv, as he has said the Ukrainian state will take years or decades to be able to join or be a part of the European Union. That means the shallow basis of the solidarity to Ukraine is only skin-deep. Only a show for the voters ahead of the polls. Because, everything else is indirect support of Moscow from the likes of Macron. He is just as spineless and hopeless as Orbán. You would think Ukraine could bring European values and as a unifying ally in the East. However, they have not only fought for their sovereignty, but their own independence to chose allies. Allies who is halting or not understanding their needs. Therefore, they are instead being weak and tolerant towards an imperial and fascist force under the banner Z from Russia.

German Chancellor Olof Scholz have been slow, bureaucratic and done as little as possible. Only spoken of solidarity and haven’t even tried to dig deep with financial sanctions of Russia. Neither has the German nation supported heavily the needs of arms and equipment in the self-defence of Ukraine. It has taken forever to give them anything and it had to be done while negotiating with own military industry.

Scholz continues where Macron left off and not promising help to fast-track Ukraine into the EU. The longer that takes and the harder the possibility to join for the fighting nation. The more it is a target and a possible victim of Russian aggression. It just like Rome, Berlin or Paris doesn’t understand that. They are not on the border with Russia and haven’t the threat close to it. This is why they can play second fiddle and take it easy.

That’s the reason why the Baltic’s have defended Kyiv and directly supported it wholeheartedly. The same can be said about Polen. These four nations have been giving and showing direct support beyond their means. While the big-power of the European Union are showing the same sort of hesitation and slow moving capacity, which only benefits Russia. That’s the sort of thing you would expect from Budapest.

That Macron, Scholz and Draghi all could be distant cousins of Orbán. They are acting like close relatives and family. As they are just so friendly to Moscow and Kremlin. While being so careful to help or show solidarity with Ukraine. It is like they don’t understand what is going on or what’s at stake. If they let the EU Membership gong for a decade or so. That buys Russia time to return again before Kyiv is accepted. Just like the NATO is hesitant too.

If the Europeans really cares about Ukraine and wants to safeguard it. They should be less caring about the villain and the violator of Ukraine. The ones that is killing, raping and destroying their homeland on a daily basis. The Ukrainian people is the victims and the ones bravely fighting for their freedom.

To read such statements, citations and whatnot from leaders of Europe isn’t what Ukraine needs at this point of time. Especially, if these leaders cares about the integrity and independence of Ukraine. Secondly, if Ukraine is a partner and an ally of Europe. Why not allow it into the common market and be a part of the European Union?

Instead, these leaders are acting like Ukraine is the lost member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which is what Russia wants and then it would in its sphere of influence; instead of turning to Europe. Because, I can assure you that Putin would have accepted Kyiv in that hegemony yesterday to boost the EAEU collective. Therefore, the EU and the European leaders should seize the moment and grab the opportunity. In such a way it can safeguard an ally and a nation in need. Instead of toying around and giving a carrot without fulfilling anything. That is insincere and injustice towards Ukraine.

Ukraine needs Europe and Europe needs Ukraine. They are connected and right now Ukraine is on the frontline and fighting for Europe. Because, if Ukraine fails and Russia still have a drive. They could easily continue to their war elsewhere in their path for imperial glory. Therefore, seeing and hearing this from the heads of state of Europe. Its disappointing and these people should know better, but that’s apparently to much to ask.

Who knew that these gentlemen was inspired and following Orbán’s lead? Nobody knew that before, but the conflict and war in Ukraine exposed them all. They are all have a little Orbán at heart. Peace.

Opinion: I believe Scholz is the unknown twin of Orbán

The longer the Russian-Belorussian invasion is happening in Ukraine. The more I am questioning the ones who is blocking, continuing to trade and be relaxed with lacking military support to the forces of Ukraine. We are now in the end of April 2022 and the war started in the end of February 2022. There is enough water under the bridge and the 6 packages of sanctions from the European Union (EU) hasn’t stagnated or destroyed the Russian economy. It is still striving because of people like the German Chancellor and the Hungarian Prime Minister.

The ones mentioned is German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. These to are comrades and supporters of the same causes. One is doing so in defence of Germany and another does it in favour of Hungary. Instead of showing proper solidarity or using their nations influence to help the sovereign state of Ukraine. They are instead in silence and with internal reasons continuing to fuel the Russian economy, which gives the Russian Federation monetary gains to prolong the war.

That’s why the ones who has spoke ill of Orbán. His a right-wing, nationalist and a man with despicable foreign affairs policies. If not really bad ideas on migration and refugees. That’s what he has strived on for years together with easy populist measures. In this concern it is continuing buying Russian gas and oil.

The same cannot be said Scholz… his not a nationalist or an anti migration or refugees like his Hungarian counterpart. However, his blocking heavy weaponry, not sanctioning Russian coal, gas or oil imports to Germany. That’s why his so similar to Orbán.

I am pretty sure that Scholz don’t want to be aligned or called alike to Orbán. However, in practical sense and with the brutal warfare in Ukraine. Scholz deserves this and held accountable. Other European allies and EU Member States are more in favour of blocking the gas, coal and oil imports from Russia. The same nations are also willing to give what the Defence Ministry of Ukraine needs. Which isn’t just ammunition, but heavy weaponry and even MIG-29 fighter jets.

While Scholz seems to be cautious and wanting the Parliament to sign it off. He don’t want to sign-off himself as a Chancellor. We know that, because if he could… he would have done so and ensured it. He wants to evaluate everything and ensure the best address for the German industry before doing so. This means that the possibility of supporting Ukraine depends on internal interests and not directly on the needs of Ukraine. That is the sort of fella Scholz is and that just sounds like Orbán.

Orbán wouldn’t risk involvement or supply weapons to Ukraine. Neither would he stop buying gas or oil from Russia. That is all, because the Hungarian wants to be “neutral” and not “directly” involved in the conflict, but they are ensuring profits and money from the sale of energy to Hungary. That’s why you know that move isn’t really “neutral” but indirectly supporting Kremlin and Russia.

The same can now be said about Berlin and Scholz. It has gone over 50 days of warfare and his in-actions shows his lack of concern and more indirectly caring about internal affairs. That’s why Germany and Scholz isn’t really supporting of Kyiv. Only on paper and with some soft sound-bites. However, the Chancellor will easily stifle help or diplomatic efforts with a slow-moving German bureaucracy, which in the end will be beneficial for Russia.

That’s why the unknown twin of Orbán is Scholz. Maybe not by DNA or such, but they brothers from another mother. They are inter-connected by their behaviour and relaxed attitude towards the war-torn Kyiv. That’s why they could be comrades and be allies. Scholz might not like that, but it’s hard to see difference between him and Orbán. It’s only the flag and political banner which is different. The rest is more of the same and the lack of needed support Ukraine is devastating. They are both seeing the results, the war-crimes and the acts of the Russian invader.

Still, for both of these men, the most important thing is their own pockets and not risking anything. While a sovereign is burning and they are banking on the downfall of Kyiv. That’s how it seems and they hope this will not have ramifications or costs for Europe. As one of their own is lost. However, if they are doing so… they are giving Russia a headway and the borders are getting closer to them.

The Iron Curtain won’t be that far from Budapest or Berlin. They should be concerned and help the front-lines of Europe. Nevertheless, after all this time. I wouldn’t count on it. Peace.

Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE): Hungary’s parliamentary elections well-run and offered distinct alternatives but undermined by absence of level playing field, international observers say (04.04.2022)

Hungary: Orbán won again…

We never had so many opponents. Brussels bureaucrats… the international mainstream media, and even the Ukrainian president. Huge international centers of power were mobilized against us. To them, we say that every penny was wasted. The Hungarian left was the worst investment of Uncle Gyuri’s life. For 12 years they’ve just taken his money for nothing” – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (03.04.2022).

In Budapest the citizens and the majority of the people wanted Fidesz for another term. This will be Prime Minister Orbán’s fourth term. Where he is distancing himself from the European Union and clearly shows his allegiance to Kremlin. After all the things that was said during the campaigns.

The Prime Minister even mentioned Ukrainian President Zelensky as an enemy. That really says a lot and shows his sentiment. This shows that the PM and Fidesz cannot understand how someone trying to influence and ensure their own sovereignty in war. However, we know that Orbán and his party has targeted the Ukrainian. While defending their support of trading with Russia. Therefore, the ill-will of sanctions has been naturally addressed by Zelensky. Nevertheless, for Viktor it’s more important to get credit and be in favours with Vladimir. That is very obvious by now.

He said also these words in his victory speech:

We have won a great victory – a victory so great that you can see it from the moon, certainly from Brussels” (…) “The greater the victory, the greater the need for modesty, and let’s face it tonight, there’s reason to be modest” (…) “We won in 2010 under the old electoral system, we won in 2014 when we were called one by one. We won in 2018 when there was a partial coalition and in 2022 when everyone joined forces against us, God only knows how we can win the most at a time when they are ganging up on us” (Orbán, 03.04.2022).

It is like Orbán thinks his leadership is such a great idea. That how he runs things is the best ever. His type of government isn’t opening up or giving air-time to the opposition. If he had as little air-time as the opposition. The opposition would maybe campaign differently, but there isn’t a level playing-field. While whole speeches and rallies been broadcasted in Hungary. The main opposition coalition only got 5 minutes clip. Therefore, it is within reason why Orbán is successful and has easy access to media of Hungary. When you have that… you can easily win and conquer the others.

The strength of Fidesz comes after years of control. As they have cemented themselves in Budapest. They are the strong party and people are loyal to the party. The public believe the talking-points and that’s why they continue to vote for Fidesz. That is very clear after the 4th term of Orbán.

We could have hoped the public saw it differently in Hungary. As the leadership has used the war for political gains and not supported the independent nation of Ukraine. Therefore, the Fidesz will not change now. They are obviously aiming for bringing Russian hegemony and being a staunch supporter of their causes. While they are trying to frame it as a defence of the values and integrity of Hungary. Everyone know that they rather be like this… and not be closer to European allies. That is very clear and this can stifle and be a hurdle in the European Commission, as well as in the European Parliament. Nevertheless, don’t expect anything good from Budapest in the near future.

It will be more of the same. He will use simple cheap tricks and populism to continue his reign. While he will always distance himself from the rest of Europe. Because, Orbán needs Putin now. He will not even flinch or speak in codes. No, he will say it straight… their relations is beneficial and it’s evident. Peace.

Opinion: Orbán will never betray Putin….

The point is not that we put on a sweater, turn up the heating a little, as some in the West think, or pay a few forints more for gas and at gas stations. But the point is that if energy does not come from Russia, then energy in Hungary no… This is a question of the functioning or non-functioning of the economy” (…) “It doesn’t suit us that there is cheap Russian energy, gas, we turn it off, and instead it will be expensive American. This is a great idea in itself, but I don’t know how it can reach Hungary, this liquefied natural gas, which transported by sea on ships, I think this is absurd” – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (01.04.2022, RIA Novosti)

This has been reported statements made by Viktor Orbán live on the Hungarian radio Kossuth. The Hungarian Prime Minister is crystal clear and there is no doubt anymore. Orbán’s decision of being “neutral” in the war in Ukraine is only beneficial for Moscow and Kremlin. His party Fidesz and other associates have also sown distrust to Kyiv. So, the party lines and loyalty is in the manner of Kremlin.

We know Orbán and Fidesz is in election mode right now. The Foreign Minister of Hungary has claimed the Ukrainian have interfered in the election. However, it is the Fidesz and leadership itself that shows what stances it takes. Then the commentary comes as a result of that.

The PM and his party by their forged “neutrality” in the war has only shown loyalty to Putin. It is only increasing the value of that relations and the diplomatic choices Budapest has made. Hungary and it’s leadership has chosen this path.

That the election and campaigns are happening in the midst of war isn’t Ukraine’s fault. They are the victim of the invasion of Russia. The token ally of Orbán. Budapest seems to rather fuel and finance the war-machine. Than actually help Ukraine in their battle for independence and sovereignty. That is a legitimate cause and a justified one.

However, Hungary and Orbán will not participate or be involved in any direct support Ukraine. Nevertheless, they will still co-operate and be an ally of Moscow. That just shows what sort of side it has taken. Not only buying gas and energy from Russia. We are seeing how it had decided and where their heart is laying.

They can deny that, but their in-action and their continues support says otherwise. The Fidesz government are tied to Kremlin and distancing itself from Kyiv. That is what this war has proven. Instead of being parts of the joint efforts of Europe. The leaders of Budapest is instead standing by Putin. That is the message it is sending and the PM is just furthering it today. Peace.

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