The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine reacted to the Hungarian elections on social media. In his victory speech, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán mentioned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy among those who were against him and Fidesz.
The newly re-elected Prime Minister said in his speech last night that “This victory will be remembered for the rest of our lives because so many people ganged up on us, including the left at home, the international left everywhere, the bureaucrats in Brussels, all the funds and organizations of the Soros empire, the international mainstream media, and in the end even the Ukrainian president.”
Zelenskyy did repeatedly criticize Orbán regarding the Russian-Ukrainian War but he was not the only one to do so: some leaders of other countries also criticized Orbán for similar reasons, as we reported in connection to the canceled V4 meeting. Although Péter Márki-Zay, the joint opposition’s candidate for prime minister expressed that he was looking forward to the day he would meet Zelenskyy in person, the Ukrainian president never mentioned his hopes for the turnout of the Hungarian elections.
Now, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine wrote in a Facebook post that Orbán has no reason to believe Zelenskyy has been involved in the elections. They wrote:
First, neither Ukraine nor its President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took part in the political campaign in Hungary. Secondly, the Ukrainian President is now occupied with a much more important task – the fight against Russian aggression. The Prime Minister should have been grateful to the President of Ukraine for preventing the reality of war from reaching the borders of Ukraine, thanks to the heroism of the Ukrainian people in fighting President Putin’s aggressive actions.”
It seems that Ukraine is still not satisfied with the Hungarian government’s approach, as they also wrote:
We hope that Budapest will condemn these atrocities and reconsider its approach to assisting Ukraine to meet the current realities, the level of security threat from Russia, and the level of commitment of the Russian army.”
Featured image: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on May 29, 2020. Photo by Tamás Kovács/MTI