The Hungarian leader Victor Orban has furiously hit out at the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for sending the Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Orban said in an interview with Hungarian state radio that by sending tanks to Ukraine Western countries are playing with war.
On Friday Orban said that Hungary will not be dragged into the war and it is “out of the question as long as I am Prime Minister.”
He warned that countries in the EU “are not only in danger, they have already been swept away.
“If you send weapons, if you finance the entire annual budget of one of the belligerents, if you promise more and more weapons, more and more modern weapons, then you can say whatever you want.
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“No matter what you say, you are in the war.”
Orban will not help Ukraine with weapons and he is strongly against the sanctions on Moscow and those countries who are supporting Kyiv are “on the side of war.”
A senior EU official warned on Friday that Russia has now moved the war into “a different stage” as Moscow are attacking non-military sites and targeting civilians.
Stefano Sannino, secretary general of the European Union’s European External Action Service slammed Vladimir Putin and warned that Moscow is now at “war against NATO and the West.”
He defended Germany for sending the Leopard 2 main battle tanks to the frontline in eastern Ukraine to help Kyiv to defend themselves.
Sannino said, “I think that this latest development in terms of armed supply is just an evolution of the situation and of the way Russia started moving the war into a different stage.”
He added that the EU are not attempting to move the war into another stage, but they are “just giving the possibility of saving lives and allowing the Ukrainians to defend (themselves) from these barbaric attacks.”
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this week that they are now no longer fighting a “hybrid war” and warned that Moscow is “almost in a real one.”
Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, warned NATO there is a risk of a “nuclear war.”
Medvedev said that NATO leaders should stop sending weaponry to Ukraine or there will be a nuclear response from the Russian Federation.
Medvedev warned, “It never occurs to any of the poor to draw the following elementary conclusion from this.
“The defeat of a nuclear power in a conventional war may trigger a nuclear war.
“Nuclear powers have never lost major conflicts on which their fate depends.
“And this should be obvious to anyone. Even a Western politician with any trace of intelligence.”