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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of greeting to Hungarian communities beyond Hungary’s borders on the eve of Hungary’s national holiday, the anniversary of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight.
According to Viktor Orbán, March 15, 1848 occupies a special place in the pages of world history. “Even after 175 years, we remember with awe and admiration this day of immaculate glow when the Hungarian nation won its freedom without bloodshed, in peace and agreement,” he wrote.
During our history, we Hungarians have proved many times that we have the courage to take on the fight against any overwhelming enemy that may come showering down upon us; yet, similar to other nations, we prefer to live in freedom to dying for it,”
the Prime Minister stressed. Orbán recalled that for decades, Hungarians had every right to sincerely hope that no war could ever again be waged in the land of Europe. “Therefore, during the present terrible times, we need all the more the compass of Hungarian freedom which has led us through so many cataclysms in our history,” he pointed out.
“We yearn for peace and stand for peace, we have respect for other nations, but expect the same respect for the Hungarian people in Brussels, Washington, and Kiev as well,” Orbán stressed. “We believe it is our moral duty to do everything we can to silence the weapons, because this is the only way today that is able to guarantee the Hungarian people’s security and advancement in the Carpathian Basin,” he concluded.
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