Russia puts Hungary on ‘unfriendly countries’ list, says envoy

30 March, 03:35 PM
Viktor Orban and dictator Putin (Photo:Kremlin)

Viktor Orban and dictator Putin (Photo:Kremlin)

Russia has included Hungary on its list of “unfriendly countries” as Budapest has imposed EU sanctions against the country, Russian Ambassador to Hungary Evgeny Stanislavov said in an interview to Russian propaganda news agency RIA Novosti on March 30.

The diplomat said, “Hungary has signed up to all the anti-Russian sanctions packages of Brussels” and is “forced to comply with them.”

Therefore, it has been classified the Kremlin as “an unfriendly country,” he said.

However, Stanislavov said that Hungary “adheres to a pragmatic position” which it “is not going to abandon yet even under the pressure of its allies in the European Union and NATO.”

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On July 22, 2022, Russia included Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, and Slovakia on the list of “unfriendly countries.”

Earlier in March 2022, Russia expanded the list at the behest of the country’s dictator, Vladimir Putin, by adding all EU countries, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and about 20 other countries.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has repeatedly made pro-Russian statements regarding Russia’s war against Ukraine.

In particular, he has recently said that his country “borders the Russians” in the east. In fact, Hungary does not border any Russian territory.

Orbán also supported China’s controversial “peace plan,” which has been criticized by Ukraine, the United States and the European Union.

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