Opinion: Rahmon challenged Putin….

What are we missing? Something is missing. Something doesn’t work. As it was the main reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Addressing Vladimir Putin – ed.) You are not offended. We have witnessed with you. I witnessed how it fell apart… Then, excuse me, as now, there was no attention to small republics, small nations. Attention. Traditions, customs, everything else were not taken into account. They did not provide assistance, support for development” – Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (13.10.2022)

Yesterday, the Presidenet of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon spoke with passion and heart about how Central Asia is treated in concern or as an ally of the Russian Federation. The historical ties and the current alliances, which still remains. Though, there are new expectations and also new ways the nations are diplomatically tied. That is a part that has been forgotten or not cared about from Kremlin.

That’s why Tajik President Rahmon said what he said. It is a unique speech in a diplomatic conference between several of nations. The President of Tajikistan has certainly poured gasoline on the manner of which Putin has acted towards the former USSR republic’s. Therefore, these words should sting, but also get the Russian President to reflect on how the Russian Federation has been seen or acted towards it’s neighbours.

While we know that Putin has a dream of building his empire and be remembered as one of the legends of Moscow. That’s how it seems and how he has used Soviet and old grievances to annex or have war against former USSR republics. That’s why there are lost regions in Georgia, Moldova and in Ukraine, which Putin has used to legitimize Russian interference and annexed too. Which is really the reality here.

His words becomes even more sincere here:

Vladimir Vladimirovich, our request to you is that there be no policy towards the countries of Central Asia, as happened in the Soviet Union. Each country has its own problems, each country has its own questions, each country has its own traditions and customs. We need to find a middle ground, we need to work with each of the republics separately” (Rahmon, 13.10.2022).

Putin should take this to heart. However, we cannot expect anything from him. At this point of time his not the sort of leader that listens or would understand the sentiment even. His more into power-games and outplay leaders. These words might make the Tajik President an enemy of Putin. While he was just coming with honest criticism of Putin. He addressed an issue that needs to be looked into and not forgotten about.

Tajik President is right in saying it and it is about time. However, is it to late for Putin and can he be salvaged in this regard? No, I don’t think so. This is for his successor to fix. Putin will not be interested or do anything about this. That’s my guess, but it would great if the Russian Federation acted upon it. Peace.

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: 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.

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.

Ukraine: Hungarian FM Szijjártó falsely accuse Ukraine of interference in the Hungarian election

The warfare in Ukraine isn’t stopping and somehow Budapest elites thinks the ones dealing with war has the time or ability to interfere with the elections in Hungary. Surely, the Ukrainian government has more than enough problems on their hands and crisis to solve. Than caring about who get votes in Győr or in Budapest.

The election in Hungary is mirrored by the conflict, because of the false neutrality of Fidesz. The President and his government is very close to Kremlin. That’s why the Ukrainian government has asked for more support and help. However, the Hungarian rather do nothing and not stop trading with Russia. As it is more important to be loyal to President Vladimir Putin. Than worrying about another Republic and it’s integrity getting attacked by Russian troops. Nevertheless, it is more important to scapegoat Ukrainian government in the days ahead of the polls.

Just read the translation of what the Hungarian Foreign Minister said and what the Ukrainian Foreign Minister retorted with. It is really telling and we all know where the loyalty lays in Budapest. The current government in Hungary is Moscow-bound and is embedded with them. They are afraid of offending or ceasing it’s relations.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said these words in a Facebook Video today:

We have decided not to supply arms to Ukraine and not to vote on sanctions that threaten the security of our energy supply” (…) “stay out of this war” (…) “provoked, dragged into, involved in this war in any way” (…) “As long as we govern, these decisions will, of course, remain valid” (…) “the negotiations between the Hungarian left and the Ukrainians are ongoing” (…) “and if the Hungarian left were to rule, they would immediately start arms transfers and vote on sanctions for the transport of oil and natural gas. But “as long as we rule, Hungary will be left out of this war” (…)”On April 3, the Hungarian people can decide on peace and security or drift into war” (Szijjártó, 30.03.2022 – ‘Péter Szijjártó: the Hungarian left has fallen ugly’ TENYEK).

Ukrainian Foreign Minister retort back:

In his comment to “Evropeiska Pravda”, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine replied to his Hungarian counterpart: “Unlike Hungary’s conduct in Ukraine, we have never interfered in Hungary’s internal affairs, particularly on the eve of the election. It is unfortunate to see Minister Szijjártó ready to invent nonsense and ruin our long-standing relationships with him for the sake of short-term pre-election gain. If the medal from Lavrov is more important to him than the relationship with me, it is worth saying so directly,” said the Ukrainian Foreign Minister” (Dmytro Kuleba, 30.03.2022 – ‘The Hungarian Foreign Minister accused Ukraine of interfering in the parliamentary elections. Minister Kuleba denies this’ Babel.ua/Anna Kholodnova).

We are just seeing that the Hungarian politicians who are running for elections. Are running on a nationalistic agenda and trying to vilify Ukraine. That is really a foolish move and shows how they are puppeteers of Kremlin. The Foreign Minister of Hungary has already gotten a friendship medal from Lavrov in the past. It seems like Fidesz, the President and FM all are allies of Russia. That’s why they are using their platform to show loyalty that way.

This is why they speak like this and speaks of being provoked into war. Acting like they are “neutral” but it’s only showing who their ally really is. If they thought this was a wise move. It is not, because it only proving what Europe already knew. Putin has friends in Budapest and they are close to him. Peace.

Ukraine: Zelensky’s stern words to Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán [and Europe will remember the ‘neutrality’ of Budapest in favour of Moscow]

Hungary… I want to stop here and be honest. Once and for all. You have to decide for yourself who you are with. You are a sovereign state. I’ve been to Budapest. I adore your city. I have been many times – very beautiful, very hospitable city. And people, too. You have had tragic moments in your life. I visited your waterfront. I saw this memorial… Shoes on the Danube Bank. About mass killings. I was there with my family. Listen, Viktor, do you know what’s going on in Mariupol? Please, if you can, go to your waterfront. Look at those shoes. And you will see how mass killings can happen again in today’s world. And that’s what Russia is doing today. The same shoes. In Mariupol, there are the same people. Adults and children. Grandparents. And there are thousands of them. And these thousands are gone. And you hesitate whether to impose sanctions or not? And you hesitate whether to let weapons through or not? And you hesitate whether to trade with Russia or not? There is no time to hesitate. It’s time to decide already. We believe in you. We need your support. We believe in your people” – President Volodymyr Zelensky speech to European Council (25.03.2022).

We know that Hungary and ruling government Fidesz are closely associated with Kremlin over the years. After the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine the Hungarian government have tried to distance itself and not really do anything substantial in concern to the war.

It is well known that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and other high ranking officials are friendly with Kremlin. They have been like that for years and clearly have no plans to change that relationship over a war in Ukraine. This is visible for everyone and it’s obvious.

It has been reported that the Hungarian government would veto stopping buying Russian gas and import of oil. The Hungarian government rather prefer being a trading partner with Russia, than sanctioning them. Neither is there any will in Budapest to stop buying Russian products. This shows that there is no solidarity or concern over the invasion of Ukraine.

The statements of Orbán of late is talking of independence and not being sacrificed on a chess-board of Central Europe. While he spoke of being neutral, but in a war and conflict like this… your neutrality is siding with one or the other. Especially, when your trading with one and not helping the other. With that in mind, Fidesz and Orbán has picked Moscow over Kyiv. That is evident and there is no other way to look at it.

The invasion happened a month ago. The war is having horrific results, which will have affect on Hungary like the rest of Europe. The refugee crisis, the inflation and other measures that will create a reaction in the European Union and elsewhere. That is all natural, as all nations who sanctions and stops trading with Russia will ensure less gas and energy. Which in the end make higher prices, unless others catches up on the shortfall of exports to the European common market.

The Hungarian government don’t want to participate in that and neither recognize the need of showing solidarity and be part of a European support of Ukrainian state in the middle of war.

It doesn’t get better when a neighbour reacts like this to the “neutrality” of Budapest:

Czech Defense Minister Jana Chernohova refuses to go to Budapest for Visegrad Four ministerial meeting. “I have always supported V4 and I am very sorry that cheap Russian oil is more important for Hungarian politicians than Ukrainian blood,”–she tweeted” (Euromaidan Press, 26.03.2022).

It really says something and the possible ramifications of shutting the close of Kyiv in the time of need. Because, everyone else know the European nations are only strong when they are united. As long as one defies or back downs on their own.

Orbán might think he can carry this all on his own. However, if a power like Russia comes knocking on their door. People will remember that you decided to be alone and not stand by the weak partner. Fidesz and Budapest could have supported Kyiv but decided to not to. That will have consequences and people will remember this…

Europe will remember this. Zelensky is only voicing what the rest of Europe will remember and it’s not a good look. Looking like the lap-dog and loyal tin-soldier of Kremlin while Ukraine is burning. That is not good publicity, but that is mere reality of what is going on today. Peace.

Opinion: Orbán is Putin’s ally in Budapest

Central Europe is a chessboard for the great powers and Hungary is just a pawn. If we are not strong enough we’re sacrificed. We must stay out of this war, we can’t win anything but we can lose everything. We won’t send soldiers or weapons to Ukraine” – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (15.03.2022).

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke in Kossuth Square on the occasion of 15 March, in front of a large number of participants in the Fidesz march announced as the Peace March. So far, he has typically spoken in front of the National Museum as one of the programs of the state festivities. Now, however, he broke with this tradition not only by modifying the site, but also by not giving a historical overview before his political messages, by not remembering the revolution of 1848, and by speaking for a moment not from the position of prime minister, but from the position of party chairman all along” (Peter Magyari – ‘Orban declares total neutrality’ 15.03.2022, 444.hu).

When it comes to Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán. We know the Fidesz and Head of State is an ally or Pro-Putin. He might not serve the interests of Moscow or Kremlin directly. Nevertheless, it is not like his stopping or working against it either.

Now he tries to act neutral in concern with Ukraine. In my regard by doing so… his siding with Russia and Moscow. Since, he could help and do something. We know his not doing that. This is appease Putin and Kremlin, which his in favour of. He don’t mind that Putin is using war as a means to his end. That he wages war against a sovereign nation. No, he can do that, because it doesn’t concern him directly.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality” (Desmond Tutu).

However, that where Orbán is wrong. He is silently siding with Putin by doing this. Instead of acting with concern or even aiding the oppressed. His silently proving his alliance with the oppressor. In this case, his siding with Putin and Russia, as it is invading Ukraine. What Orbán should ask himself, as his nation isn’t the strongest military or has the most resources in the world. Who would come its aide if some superpower came to invade it? Does it think Russia will save Budapest or Győr for that matter?

The Hungarian people should consider this as well. They are now heading to the polls, where they decide to either look East or continue to centre towards European integration. That is the decision of the voters.

We are clearly seeing with so many words that Orbán choses Putin over Ukraine. His loyalty is to Kremlin and he won’t help Kyiv. That is the lesson we are getting today. It is disgusting, as his aiding and helping the oppressor by not doing anything. That is the message I have seen and it’s sad.

However, not surprising… Orbán is a friend of Putin. He rather be an ally to a dictator, than helping out a nation who is fighting for their own sovereign interests. The rest of Europe should listen to this and know what he decided to do in the hour of need.

This is who Viktor Orbán is and who he associates himself with. A war doesn’t change it for him. An ally is an ally and he don’t mind what consequences it has. Peace.

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