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Morawiecki: Poland and Hungary Have Parted Ways

“I confirm Prime Minister Orbán’s words that Poland and Hungary have parted ways,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday, when asked if he could identify with a comment made by Viktor Orbán in Băile Tușnad, Romania last Saturday on the deteriorating relationship between the two erstwhile allies.

Orbán stated that the war in Ukraine had jolted Polish-Hungarian relations, as Hungary sees the conflict as a war between two Slavic nations while the Poles have taken up the fight for themselves.

In response, Morawiecki said at a rural meeting on Friday that contrary to what Viktor Orbán had claimed, Poland is not taking part in the war in Ukraine. “The war is being fought by the Ukrainians,” he confirmed.

However, his country is trying to help the Ukrainians “survive the brutal Russian attack” and “preserve their territorial integrity,” said the Polish Prime Minister, as reported by Polsat News and tvn24.pl. [Magyar Hang]

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  1. Michael Detreköy

    It will be interesting to see if the Polish Prime Minister’s words manage to appear in Hungarian media – and in which translation they appear. And the Hungarian answers.
    The idea of a special Hungarian-Polish Brotherhood (although there has never been direct (native) verbal communication between the two peoples), has for a couple of centuries been the main pillar of Hungarian self-esteem in the European context, with Poland being the bigger brother.
    Because only a minority of Hungarians consult non-government media for information, a predictable Hungarian campaigm against a “backstabbing” Polish government,could conceivably swing domestic support to + for Orbán’s declared Hunxit vision.

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