Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is “making way” for Russian President Vladimir Putin to weaken Europe, the head of the opposition Democratic Coalition said in a statement on Wednesday.
In his statement, Ferenc Gyurcsány insisted that neither Orbán nor Putin were interested in a strong European Union.
“That is why Orbán has more bilateral meetings with the Russian president than with any of his European counterparts,” Gyurcsány said.
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Gyurcsány said that Russia was a “hardly predictable power with a thousand issues”. “To cover up those problems they will kill journalists if needed, imprison opposition figures, or occupy neighbouring territories,” he said.
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The former Prime Minister warned that Hungary could become not a partner but a subordinate vassal to Russia.
In the featured photo: Ferenc Gyurcsány. Photo by Tamás Kovács/MTI