Hungarian Foreign Minister Confirms Poroshenko's Planned Meeting With Orbán

Monday, 4 December 2023

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said that former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko actually wanted to meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which the Security Service of Ukraine used as an explanation for not allowing Poroshenko to travel abroad.

As reported by Telex, Szijjártó said at a hearing in the Hungarian parliament that Orbán was happy to negotiate with anyone, including former foreign leaders.

Szijjártó noted that the meeting was to be held on the initiative of Petro Poroshenko. 

At the same time, he did not talk about the topics of the meeting that did not take place. "Let's not go into such science fiction," Szijjártó said.

On Friday, Ukrainian MP and fifth president Petro Poroshenko said that border guards did not let him leave Ukraine to attend international meetings in the US and Poland.

On 2 December, the Security Service of Ukraine announced that Poroshenko was planning a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and Russian intelligence services supposedly planned to use this meeting to carry out PSYOP against Ukraine.

Hungary responded by saying that it "does not want to play any role in President Zelenskyy's internal political struggle" and that such news is "another indication that Ukraine is not yet ready for EU membership".

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