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Gyurcsány: Orbán ‘Making Way’ for Putin to Weaken Europe

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.10.31.

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.

Orbán after Putin Meeting: Russia, West Cooperation in Hungary’s Interest

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.

Putin in Budapest: Russia to further Deepen Ties with Hungary

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