Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó supported the position of the speaker of the Hungarian parliament, Laszlo Kever, who stated that Zelensky had a mental problem, and called the tone of Ukrainian politicians in response to their assistance unacceptable.
The day before, the speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, Laszlo Kever, expressed bewilderment at the behavior of Vladimir Zelensky, who threatens those whose help he asks, and suggested that this was due to “some kind of personal mental problem.” Kever’s words provoked a sharp reaction from the Ukrainian authorities.
“While in Hungary in recent months tens of thousands of people have been working to help… Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian politicians are constantly talking about Hungary in an unacceptable tone, provoking us, lying and trying to slander us. They never once expressed their gratitude aloud. Based on all this, Laszlo Kever is absolutely right, even if the Ukrainians are outraged by this,” Szijjarto wrote on the social network.
Earlier, Zelensky expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that Hungary opposes the expansion of anti-Russian sanctions on the energy sector, does not support the introduction of a no-fly zone over Ukraine, does not supply Kyiv with weapons and does not allow its transit through its territory. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban responded to the accusations, saying that Budapest is defending national interests and is only on its side.