Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has questioned the viability of Ukraine as a sovereign state, writes Politico.
According to the politician, Kyiv will lose, because time is on the side of Moscow.
At the same time, Orban called Ukraine a “no man’s land” and noted that it “turned into Afghanistan.”
“I think he’s saying this because he thinks that’s what a lot of Europeans really think – and he expects Europe to end up not supporting Ukraine,” former Hungarian National Assembly deputy Zsuzsanna Selenyi said.
“Some apparently thought that Hungary would become a kind of bridge between Russia and the rest of Europe and at the same time receive trade and other benefits,” she suggested.
As Orban himself emphasizes, Hungary insisted on peace from the very beginning and refused to send weapons to Ukraine, as it does not want to participate in the conflict on either side.
“Our elementary humanity and sense of morality requires that we do everything possible to freeze the front line, so that a ceasefire comes and negotiations begin,” the politician said last Friday.