Ukraine's MFA Replied to Hungarian PM: Ukraine Will Fight until the Complete Liberation of Its Territories

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the statements of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán are supported only by the Kremlin and that Ukraine intends to liberate all territories occupied by Russia.

"The prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, commenting on Russia's aggression against Ukraine, said it does not matter who invaded whom. He is convinced that Ukraine will not be able to win the war. The Kremlin should rejoice: the head of the Hungarian government has removed Russian responsibility for aggression against Ukraine," commented Oleh Nikolenko, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.

He reminded that the same European politicians claimed last year that Ukraine has no chance of holding out for more than 72 hours.

"They were wrong then, and they are wrong now. Unlike the supporters of surrendering to the enemy without resistance, Ukrainians will continue to fight until the complete liberation of their territories from Russian occupation. This is the only way to restore peace in Ukraine and guarantee the security of all of Europe," the comment reads.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasised that it is now critically important to join forces so that Ukraine has everything necessary to hasten Russia’s defeat.

As it is known, Hungary has blocked another 500 million euro tranche from the European Peace Fund, which supports Ukraine with weapons. The reason is Ukraine declaring the Hungarian OTP Bank as a "war sponsor".

On Monday, Germany and Hungary argued during a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels over the bank's role in the Russian war.

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