Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó stated that Hungary and Serbia are being attacked by the international liberal mainstream because these countries want peace in Ukraine. According to him, they are merely defending their national interests.
Hungary and Serbia are being attacked by liberal forces because the countries want peace in Ukraine and are defending their national interests. Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó complained about this during a rally in support of the Serbian ruling party in Belgrade, the newspaper reported Magyar Nemzet.
According to Szijjártó, Budapest and Belgrade are being attacked by the “international liberal mainstream”. He said:
“Why are they attacking us? Because we, Hungarians and Serbs, are standing up for us and our national interests, and we can do that because we have strong leaders. They are attacking us because we want peace in Ukraine. They are attacking us because we hold to our family values and refuse to submit to outsiders.”
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Hungary has repeatedly refused to back European sanctions against Moscow since the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine. In particular, Budapest rejected restrictions on Russian nuclear energy in late May. The country will not accept or support any sanctions in this area as it would jeopardize the security of Hungary’s energy supply, Szijjártó said. At the same time, the Foreign Minister did not rule out that the EU would nevertheless put pressure on Hungary to allow the adoption of new sanctions and not to jeopardize Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
Serbia did not impose sanctions on Russia after the start of the special operation. As the country’s President Aleksandar Vučić pointed out, the question of whether Serbia will join international sanctions against Russia is an important issue for Western representatives visiting the republic. They constantly demand that Belgrade should impose sanctions on Moscow, according to the Serbian head of state.
Vučić has repeatedly publicly questioned Serbia’s ability to impose sanctions on Russia for long. Because of this attitude, Belgrade lost allies and was forced to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine at the UN, he said. At the same time, Vučić stressed that he did not believe that Serbia owed anything to Russia.
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