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Hungary slams EU push to arm Ukraine

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto © Michal Cizek / AFP
RT | February 12, 2023

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto speaks to journalists in Prague, Czech Republic, on August 30, 2022. © Michal Cizek / AFP
The European Union’s calls to keep supporting Ukraine with arms shipments will only prolong the conflict with Russia, the Hungarian foreign minister said on Sunday.

Speaking to radio Kossuth, Peter Szijjarto commented on recent remarks by the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, who pushed for fighter jets and long-range weapons to be sent to Kiev. According to the minister, EU lawmakers’ decisions on Ukraine “have generally caused damage to Europe,” and further weapons deliveries will only worsen the hostilities.

He went on to blast the EU legislature, claiming that its “credibility is practically zero.” Szijjarto pointed to a recent graft scandal as proof that the EU parliament is “one of the most corrupt organizations in the world.”

He was referring to the recent arrest of the parliament’s former vice president, Eva Kaili, who has been charged with taking bribes from Qatar in exchange for illegally lobbying the interests of the Gulf state.

Szijjarto noted that in Western countries, war rhetoric sounds “incomparably louder than the rhetoric of peace,” while nations outside “the transatlantic bubble” tend to prefer peace to a deadly conflict.

The minister went on to question the West’s anti-Russia sanctions. He argued that they have failed to force Moscow to end the conflict, while Europe’s economy has “faced incredible difficulties,” and that “the tenth sanctions package will only be suitable for causing further damage to us Europeans, similar to the previous nine ones.”

Since the start of large-scale hostilities in Ukraine almost a year ago, Hungary, which is heavily dependent on Russian energy, has been critical of Western sanctions against Moscow. It has also refused to support Kiev with weapons, or allow arms transfers across its border with Ukraine.

February 12, 2023 - Posted by | Corruption, Economics, Militarism | , , ,


  1. Hungary is the vanguard for truth and common sense in Europe today. Other European nations will follow suit. If they don’t, they will commit economic suicide.


    Comment by papasha408 | February 12, 2023 | Reply

  2. NATO was formed after WWII, as a Defence Pact, but it has morphed into America’s Attack Dog in Europe, as well as North Africa, and now Ukraine/Russia.
    What is in it for the European, Ukraine, Russian people? Only WAR.

    Europe would be much better off returning to “Individual Countries”, making their own decisions and engaging in healthy competition.
    At the moment, Europe takes its orders from Israeli Dominated, USA.
    It’s no wonder that the Brits walked out on “Europe”.


    Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 12, 2023 | Reply

    • I couldn’t agree more, Brian. The common market made sense, but, the amalgamation of all European states into one entity was never workable and can be seen now as a complete failure. Of course, taking orders from Washington doesn’t help.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by papasha408 | February 12, 2023 | Reply

      • And, the Europeans appear to have learned nothing from Napoleon’s attempt to invade Russia, and Hitler’s failed attempt, resulting in an obliterated German army as well.

        “When will they ever learn”? I must admit, I can’t wait for NATO to get their “asses” kicked out of Ukraine, humiliated, once again, by Russia.
        Mr Putin is not a man to be messed with.


        Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 12, 2023 | Reply

        • A great example of how stupid the Germans are acting is their silence when the U.S. blew up the Nordstream pipeline. The American government destroyed essential infrastructure of the German government and they don’t make a peep. The U.S. has actually declared war on Germany and the Germans are not only silent but continue this sanction farce against the one country that can save Germany from an economic collapse. I can’t see these idiots remaining in power much longer!


          Comment by papasha408 | February 12, 2023 | Reply

          • ….There’s always more idiots, lined up to take their place……


            Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 12, 2023 | Reply

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