Hungary on Wednesday said it would continue to block EU aid to Ukraine due to Kyiv’s “increasingly belligerent” attitude.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Ukraine won’t receive a $543 million tranche of aid until it removes Hungary’s OTP Bank from a blacklist of alleged supporters of Russia’s war. Arguing against the listing, OTP’s Ukrainian branch said it had “drastically reduced its presence in the Russian market.”
Szijjarto said Hungary “cannot support the allocation of another half a billion euros from the European Peace Facility for arms transfers to Ukraine, and we will not give it the green light as long as OTP is on this particular list.”
Szijjarto also said Kyiv was limiting the educational rights of ethnic Hungarians inside Ukraine and pointed to a Washington Post report that said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed blowing up the Druzhba pipeline, which delivers Russian oil to Hungary and several other countries.
“If no more oil were to come to Hungary through this pipeline, then Hungary’s oil supply would simply not be physically possible,” Szijjarto said. “Therefore, such a threat is obviously against Hungary’s sovereignty.”
According to the Post, one of the classified US documents that leaked on Discord said Zelensky suggested in January that “Ukraine should just blow up the pipeline and destroy likely Hungarian [Prime Minister] Viktor Orban’s industry.” The document also said Zelensky could have just been “expressing rage toward Hungary and therefore could be making hyperbolic, meaningless threats.”
12 thoughts on “Hungary Blocks Aid to Ukraine Over Blacklisting of Hungarian Bank”
Isn’t Zelensky just precious? Just God’s little Ahole in the flesh.
I’m hoping he makes God’s jackass of the year in 2023.
He will never do it without permission from Washington. This pipeline is still functioning because Americans don’t want antagonize too much Hungary, Slovakia and Czechia.
Hungary is giving an object lesson in national dignity to Deutschland.
Is that ever the truth. The German government is a pathetic shadow of past governments, and Scholz is a perfect mark for the actor/comedian in chief from Kiev.
We must have “big time dirt” on Scholz or we made “big time payments” to him. After all, we spy and eavesdrop on allied leaders’ (and their government’s) conversations and actions.
Germany has,nt been a sovereign nation since 1945
One can only guess how Germans are feeling about that now. There was such a great enthusiasm after the reunification of Germany. Most of Russian Germans at the time lived in Kazakhstan. Almost all of them went to Germany. Now many of them are coming back. Not to Kazakhstan but to Russia. There are many videos made by Germans who recently migrated from Germany to Russia. They don’t talk about politics, only about everyday life and the problems connected with the relocation. Many of them come with money, buy pieces of land and build houses with their own money. They say, hundreds of thousands are ready to migrate from Germany to Russia or, at least, consider such a possibility quite seriously.
Interesting. Yes, betrayed by its own gov’t, it’s hard to see that Germany has a future … as a bourgeois capitalist industrial power, anyway??
Anglo-Saxon plan to keep Germans down was successful. Germany failed as a prosperous independent state. Now they use Germany as a pawn in an anti-Russian game.
Ah, I see. Since Bismarck’s Germany … seeking its place in the sun, against the Anglos’ … the puny denouement of the great bourgeois capitalist national competition of the modern era.
Budapest also pointed to Zelensky discussing blowing up a pipeline that delivers oil to Hungary
“we will end the Nord Stream pipeline”
…….. POTUS Biden
what a surprise when it exploded a short time later
It would be very much convenient for Americans if Druzhba pipeline blows up. Then they could hang both Druzhba and Nord Stream upon Ukrainians and many people would believe.
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