Ukraine accuses Hungary of having designs on its territory – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Deputy PM says ‘cheap Russian gas’ and thirst for territory could be behind Budapest’s ‘pro-Russian’ rhetoric

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk questioned what she described as the “pro-russianrhetoric, suggesting that the desire tocheap russian gasor even a possible land grab could be behind Budapest’s policy regarding the conflict between Moscow and Kyiv.

In a lengthy Facebook post, the manager claimed that “even not all Russian satellites of the former Soviet Union behave as the Hungarian authorities do.“She said that Hungary does not support sanctions against Russia, refuses to supply arms to Ukraine, and even”does not allow arms from other countries to pass through its territory.

In fact, they say “no” to everything. A little more – and the official rhetoric of Budapest will be totally pro-Russian. What is that? Want cheap Russian gas? Or maybe you want our Transcarpathia?wrote Vereshchuk before calling Budapest to “join the civilized world” and “not to repeat the mistakes of World War II when Hungary made the wrong choice.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said his country would not support anti-Russian sanctions that would harm its own interests, including sanctions targeting Russian gas and oil. He also reiterated that Hungary was against any proposal involving the sending of NATO soldiers to Ukraine or the creation of a no-fly zone over the country, explaining that such actions would increase the risk of a larger scale war.

Although the Hungarian government has condemned Moscow’s attack on Ukraine and supported certain sanctions, it has always defended its wish to “stay outof the conflict and refused to join other countries in sending arms to Ukraine.

Moscow sent troops to Ukraine in late February, after a seven-year standoff over kyiv’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements and end the conflict with the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Russia eventually recognized the two independent states, at which point they requested military aid.

Russia demands that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two Donbas republics by force.

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