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Márki-Zay Calls on Orbán to Distance Himself More Firmly From Putin’s Aggression

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In a video uploaded to Facebook, opposition leader Péter Márki-Zay (pictured) called on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán not to hide behind the joint EU statement on Ukraine, but to “firmly distance himself” from Russian aggression.

Márki-Zay’s statement followed the announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video on Monday night that Moscow would recognize the arbitrarily-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic. Putin then authorized the Russian armed forces to “ensure the peace” in the areas recognized by Moscow as independent of Ukraine.

Later that evening, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that “Hungary is part of the common EU position.” But Péter Márki-Zay said that this was not enough, and that the Prime Minister needed to take a clearer stand against the Russian President.

The opposition’s candidate for prime minister also called on Orban to pass a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting of the National Security Cabinet condemning Putin’s aggression and in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, NATO, and our Western allies. [HVG]

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  1. Misi bacsi

    Glad to hear that MZP is keeping up the pressure on Orban. I believe a small number of US troops quietly entered Hungary in recent weeks, which almost certainly means approval by the regime, but more important, it suggests Washington, D.C. has communicated privately to Orban that being an apologist for Putin is not with out costs.
    Meanwhile, on this side of the pond, Trump has endorsed the invasion by Russian troops. If any serious person had any doubts about Trump’s treasonous conduct, the January, 2021 insurrection and recent comments on Ukraine are clear cut proof.

    PS Do you need any donations to keep this blog going?

    • Steven

      Yes Misi, the US troops coming to Hungary was reported on in our daily newsletter – gov’t claims it was just for ordinary NATO training exercises and not because of Ukraine (but who knows for sure).
      Appreciate the question. Will let you know my thoughts about this.

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