Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán Says the United States Can’t Use Hungary as a Sacrificial Lamb Against Russia
Hungarian authorities believe that the Biden regime’s unceasing criticism of the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is totally out of bounds and unjustified.
Despite facing considerable pressure from the United States, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that his country cannot be led into joining the Collective West’s proxy war against Russia.
“The United States has not given up its plan to squeeze everyone, including Hungary, into a war alliance, to go with the crowd,” Orbán said during a press conference.
“But I have made it clear several times, and Hungarian diplomacy has also expressed this, that the will of the Hungarian people is clear, and our knowledge of history is quite solid, so we will not allow this. We will not allow them to squeeze us into a war. We will not send any weapons, and we will not be involved in a conflict that is not our war,” the Hungarian leader continued.
Orbán made the remarks during growing tensions with the US. The US Ambassador to Hungary David Pressman has routinely clashed with Hungary over its nationalist domestic policies and realist foreign policy.
“We have concerns about the continued eagerness of Hungarian leaders to expand and deepen ties with the Russian Federation, despite Russia’s ongoing brutal aggression against Ukraine and threat to transatlantic security,” Pressman said during a news conference in Budapest after taking the Hungarian government to task for retaining its stake in Russia’s International Investment Bank (IBB). The US government slapped sanctions on that bank.
Orbán criticized the myopic nature of the US decision on state radio, arguing that the Russian-controlled bank based in Budapest “could have played a serious role in developing Central European economies.
The Hungarian government removed its membership from the IBB the day after the sanctions were imposed, with Orbán proclaiming that the US’s action had made the bank’s operations nearly impossible.
“It can’t serve its function,” Orbán stated. “We decided that under these circumstances, Hungary’s participation in the bank’s further work has become pointless.”
Hungary has stood out among NATO nations for its opposition to escalating tensions in Ukraine by sending weapons to it.
“When I hear about nuclear weapons, or that a Western European country is taking depleted uranium weapons to Ukraine, I think of Chernobyl,” Orbán stated while making a reference to the UK’s decision to send depleted uranium tank ammunition to Ukrainian forces.
“An American would never think of this, but we know that if something happens in Ukraine it’s best if people don’t go out into the streets, so we know what happened then,” Orbán stated.
“The dimension of the Americans is quite different, so I say that we rightly expect the United States to take note of Hungary’s special situation, its proximity to Ukraine, and to understand that we are therefore on the side of peace and want to stay there
Given the continued animosity from the U.S. towards the Orbán administration, it could be assumed that Hungary was an active belligerent nation in the conflict, and yet Budapest has complied with every anti-Russian sanction approved by the European Union, despite voicing its opposition to these actions.
We have never agreed with sanctions, but we do not dispute anyone’s right, including the United States to impose sanctions if they see fit. We acknowledge these sanctions and roll with them,” Orbán added.
Overall, Orbán is one of the last few leaders in the West who actively pursues his country’s interests — an act that angers the fanatics in the Collective West. These people are universalists to the core and want to turn the entire globe into a facsimile of the dysfunctional woke states they preside over. Orbán is a throwback to nationalist realists that used to dominate European politics in the 19th century.
The world needs more of these people if we want any form of peace to occur.