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Senior Kyiv official says Hungary was told about Russian attack in advance and wants to take Ukrainian territory

Budapest was informed in advance of the Russian attack and hoped to seize part of Ukrainian territory, a senior government official in kyiv said on Monday, adding that there will be “consequences” for Hungary. This statement comes after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was added to the database listing enemies of the Ukrainian state.

Hungary “openly talks about its cooperation with Russia. More than that, he was warned by [Russian President Vladimir] Putin that our country would be attacked,” Alexey Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), said in a media appearance on Monday. He was answering whether Hungary could block Ukraine’s admission to NATO.

Hungary “thought he might take some of the territory”, Danilov added. ” That will never happen. The victory will certainly be ours. And about Hungary, which behaved in this way, we will see what the consequences will be for this country.

This was presumably a reference to Transcarpathia – a region in western Ukraine with some 150,000 ethnic Hungarians – which had been the subject of disputes between Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the Union Soviet during the 20th century.

Earlier on Monday, it emerged that the recently re-elected Hungarian prime minister had been added to Mirotvorets, (“Peacemaker”), the notorious online database maintained to blacklist people considered enemies of Ukraine, some of whom were murdered after being listed there. The website labels Orban “an accomplice of Russian war criminals” And one “Anti-Ukrainian propagandist”.


Although Hungary is a member of both the EU and NATO, Orban has refused to send arms to Ukraine or allow such shipments to transit through his country’s territory. Budapest also opposed an oil and gas embargo against Moscow.

On Monday, German media ZDF reported that Hungary had “distant” of his veto on the matter, and that EU oil sanctions against Russia were imminent. Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs, however, denied the reports, saying that Budapest’s stance on oil and gas sanctions “remains unchanged: we do not support them.”

In addition to making apparent allegations and threats against Hungary, Danilov also said that Kyiv was not considering another round of mobilization and that Ukraine had no intention of signing any peace treaty with Moscow. , but would only accept a Russian surrender.

Russia attacked the neighboring state on February 24, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The Minsk Protocol negotiated by Germany and France was designed to give breakaway regions a special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded 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 republics by force.


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