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Russian collusion charges rejected as selective

April 13th, 2019

A pro-government columnist finds the charges of collusion with Russia, which have been levelled against critics of the liberal mainstream, as both ungrounded and selective.

In Magyar Nemzet, Zoltán Kottász writes that while the Eastern and Southern parts of Europe identify mass immigration as the main threat, Russian intrusion is the main concern in the West and in the North. Kottász defends Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the German AfD and the Austrian Freedom party against accusations of being Russian puppets, saying that they certainly ‘don’t attribute all evil developments to Putin’, but that doesn’t make them Russian agents. Hungary is only mentioned in his comment in a reference to the decision of the former left-liberal government to invite Russian intelligence officers to probe the leading staff of the Hungarian counter-intelligence agency (See BudaPost, April 5). ‘We know who let Russian intelligence in through the black door, and still, the opposition accuses Fidesz of selling out the country’. Strangely enough, he continues, Mrs. Merkel who has the North Stream II gas pipeline built bypassing both Ukraine and Poland or Chancellor Kurz of Austria who criticises the sanctions against Russia are not accused of colluding with the Kremlin. Some people are entitled to do what others are not, he concludes.

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