The Hungarian leader Viktor Orban is backing Vladimir Putin and has said that “Ukraine won’t win” and he is urging the West to admit Russia has won the war.
Orban said that the “Russians won’t lose on the front lines” and claimed that military experts have warned it is “evident” Kyiv will not be victorious and that Western leaders will not acknowledge this, he told Radio Kossuth.
The Hungarian leader said, “It is absolutely clear that the Ukrainians won’t win on the front lines. All military experts talk and write about it, but politicians dare not admit they have chosen a flawed strategy.”
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He added that it is absolutely clear “the Russians won’t lose the front lines” and Ukraine “won’t win” in the war.
Orban and the newly appointed Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico are threatening to obstruct aid heading into Ukraine.
He said “We keep open all the communication lines to the Russians. Otherwise, there would be no chance for peace.
“This is a strategy. So we are proud of it.
We are the only one who is speaking on behalf and in favour of the peace which would be the interest of everybody in Europe.”
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said, “It’s really more than strange to see that we start to flirt with the regime that is committing very cruel atrocities.
It sends a very wrong message to anybody.
Nauseda added, “It is very important, especially now in this critical stage of the war, to stay united, not to split our foreign policy.”