Hungarian PM questions why the EU has destructive policies towards Russia


January 15, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban criticized the European Union’s policy towards Russia in an interview published on Sunday with Germany’s Welt am Sonntag.

“The EU does not realize that towards Russia it is necessary to demonstrate at a time both force and readiness for cooperation,” he said. 

“The European policy towards Russia is bad, as it is way too one-sided. Hungary has a conditional influence, and the decision is with the EU major countries, which definitely want sanctions against Russia. We have refused from our veto [in context of limitation measures] in order to keep the EU’s unity.”

He explained that “in order to be a good European”you must not “even half a phrase” show support to Russia.

“Anyway, despite this, clearly [Russia’s President Vladimir] Putin once again has made his country strong, Russia is again a player in the international politics,” Orban said. “The West puts freedom on the top position. Russia first of all is concerned about keeping united the huge country, and all the rest may come later. The EU, however, cannot understand Russia”.

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