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Novák’s Name Missing From List of Presidents Protesting Russian Annexation of Ukrainian Territory

The presidents of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland and Romania signed a joint statement protesting the annexation of Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russian army.

The communiqué states that its signatories visited war-torn Kiev and saw with their own eyes evidence of Russian aggression. The heads of state believe they cannot remain silent while Russia openly violates international law.

However, Slovakian news outlet Napunk reports that the name of Hungarian President Katalin Novák is “noticeably missing” from the joint statement.

HVG sent a question on this matter to the office of the President of Hungary.

Chancellor Minister Gergely Gulyás said during the Government Information briefing on Thursday that Hungary would not recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russians. [Magyar Narancs]

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  1. 2bits4free

    So Hungary says it does not recognize the annexation of parts of Ukraine, but Orban and his honchos are such cowards, they wouldn`t dream of putting it in writing for fear of incurring the wrath of Orban`s good buddy and brother-in-arms murderer, torturer and rapist Putin. And by association, Orban is in collusion with exactly thsoe crimes.
    Putin`s end is near and along with him, lets hope Orban`s is too.
    Though we will all witness how the weasel and coward wriggles out of that one too.

  2. Misi bacsi

    I appreciate the article and comments. Hungary’s future relations with most neighbors is looking very bleak. No doubt, most neighbors are monitoring the Orwellian double speak emerging from Budapest. Given how much Orbán admires Horthy, it may be useful to comment how disastrous Horthy’ foreign (and domestic policy) actually was for Hungary during WWII (and even before WWII). Orbán’s regime is ploughing a similar field.

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