Hungary independently chose the policy of playing along with the Russian aggressors.
Although Hungary is a de jure member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), In practice it works against volume.
President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed this opinion during his Interview Scandinavian mass media.
Journalists asked the president what he thought about Budapest not supporting Ukraine’s accession to NATO, particularly because of the dispute over the rights of national minorities, and how he planned to resolve the issue.
“I think the question is only the will of Budapest. I believe that Hungary is a free country and nobody can influence them. It seems to me that there is a confusion of political elites in Hungary. “A very strange situation, don’t you think? For example, could there be a NATO country against Russia and NATO? It seems to me to be a mess,” he said.
In addition, Zelensky emphasized that such a policy is an independent choice of Hungary.
“But it seems to me that I have a legal and honorable agreement. An agreement on respect. A country that calls NATO an enemy cannot have NATO allies. This seems like inappropriate behavior. I think, this is my. Subjective opinion,” he urged Zelensky.
Zelensky noted that being partners does not mean saying certain things that are generally accepted, partners must have the same view on security issues, adhere to an agreement on mutual security and shared values.
If all allies say: “Russia calls us an enemy, we must put it in its place, we cannot seize territories,” then one state cannot say: “No, Russia is our ally.” So you are no longer a partner. Alliance, so even if you are a jury ally, you should not advise Ukraine whether to join NATO or not, if in practice it works against it. You should not make one or other decisions or sanctions, Ukraine, why do you think. Is there only one right?” – concluded Zelensky.
It is worth recalling that he was previously an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine He replaced Dora Duro, the disgraced deputy speaker of the Hungarian parliamentIt said the Kremlin would have to personally approve Ukraine’s accession to NATO.
Additionally, formerly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Called NATO the “Atlantic bubble”.