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PM Orbán’s stance on Ukraine ‘vindicated’

January 16th, 2024

A pro-government columnist interprets former Polish Premier Morawiecki’s words on Russia as PM corresponding to what his Hungarian counterpart has been saying since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine

On Mandiner, Mátyás Kohán quotes former conservative and famously anti-Russian Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s remarks that, given its enormous resources, Russia can sustain its war effort indefinitely. That is precisely what Prime Minister Orbán has said for the past almost two years, he adds. Kohán admits that Mr Morawiecki didn’t call for a ceasefire, ‘as he intends to win elections in the future’, while Mr Orbán can conceive the possibility that Ukraine’s borders may not be the same when the war ends.  Nevertheless, what other conclusion can be drawn from a statement that this war is ‘unwinnable’? he asks. He invites therefore those who have branded Mr Orbán as a Putin ally either to extend that verdict to Morawiecki or to withdraw it. Kohán also believes Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is inclined to let Viktor Orbán join the European Conservatives and Reformers group within the European Parliament, to which Morawiecki’s PiS party also belongs.

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