Speaking on Ukrainian public television, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned, among other things, the newly re-elected Hungarian Prime Minister.
According to Telex, Zelenskyy said that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would have to choose between Moscow and the “other world” (presumably referring to the West).
Zelenskyy believes that the Hungarian people think positively of the Ukrainian people, and he himself has repeatedly asked Orbán to meet members of the Ukrainian government.
“I wanted to get in touch [with Orbán], I called him, I invited him to a meeting, I offered to meet him. I am sure he is afraid. He may be offended by this and say that he is not afraid of anyone, but he is afraid of Russia’s influence on the Hungarian state. This is a real phenomenon, whether he likes it or not.”
Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said Ukraine was negotiating with the Hungarian opposition and wanted to interfere in the elections. Viktor Orbán also expressed in his victory speech that the Ukrainian president was against them in the elections.
As we previously reported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine reacted to this recently, saying: “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.”
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