If Hungary really wants to help end the war, it has to do the following things: stop damaging EU unity, support new sanctions, provide military assistance to Ukraine, and prevent Russia from continuing to fund its military machine, Reuters quotes the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson as saying.
Oleg Nikolenko (pictured) was responding to remarks made at Viktor Orbán’s press conference on Wednesday, where the Prime Minister said that the Hungarian side would be willing to pay for Russian gas in rubles.
It is never too late to get on the right side of history.
-Nikolenko suggested to Hungarian officials.
This was not the only critical statement made by the Ukrainian spokesperson against the Hungarian government on Thursday.
On Twitter, the official commented that Hungary’s unwillingness to acknowledge civilian atrocities in Bucha “strengthens Russia’s sense of impunity and encourages it to commit new crimes”:
Relations between Hungary and Ukraine have continued to deteriorate since the Hungarian parliamentary elections on Sunday. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, and the Prime Minister called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy an “enemy” in his victory speech on Sunday night. [Népszava]