Citing press reports and communications between the Ukrainian foreign minister and Kyiv’s ambassador in Budapest, the foreign minister has accused the Hungarian opposition of being in constant contact with the Ukrainian government.
According to MTI, Péter Szijjártó said the Hungarian opposition also promised to send weapons to Ukraine and to vote in favor of sanctions on Russian oil and gas deliveries to Hungary and Europe if they won Sunday’s ballot. Also, Minister Szijjártó said the Ukrainian foreign minister had called Ukraine’s ambassador to Hungary to “discuss options on how to influence the results of the Hungarian elections”. He insisted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s international speeches in which he “constantly attacks Hungary and its government for refusing to send weapons to Ukraine or to vote for sanctions endangering our energy supplies” also corroborated that such talks had taken place. He said that whereas Zelensky’s requests were “understandable”, as it was in Ukraine’s interest for as many European countries as possible to ship weapons there and to vote for sanctions on Russian crude oil and gas, they were diametrically opposed to Hungary’s interests. Hungarian politicians must represent Hungary’s interest and “stay out of this war”, Minister Szijjártó said.
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