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Ruminations on Ukraine war

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Right-wing commentators contend that the war in Ukraine is unlikely to end unless the US makes a U-turn. A left-wing commentator is confident that Russia will lose the war. READ MORE

Reactions to the ’side effects’ of the Ukraine war

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

A left-wing commentator excoriates the government for not doing enough to reduce Hungary’s dependency on Russia energy supplies, while the main pro-government daily devotes two editorials in as many days to its demand for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. READ MORE

Military expert predicts prolonged Ukraine conflict

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

A Hungarian-Israeli military analyst suggests that the pattern of past wars waged by Russia doesn’t augur well for peace in Ukraine. READ MORE

Fears over Europe’s future

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Right-wing commentators accuse the West in general and European leaders in particular of ignoring geopolitical realities as well as their own national interests by refusing to compromise with Russia. READ MORE

War of words over Ukraine conflict

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Pundits from all sides of the political spectrum ponder the implications and use of EU sanctions on Russia and the ‘national consultation’ the Hungarian government has called to discuss them. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on mobilisation in Russia

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

While both a left-wing and a conservative author read the ‘partial mobilisation’ announced by Russian President Putin as proof of Russian failure in Ukraine, the main pro-government daily blames the United States for the war. READ MORE

Fears over nuclear fallout

Monday, September 5th, 2022

A liberal weekly accuses Russia of weaponizing the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, thinks that Ukraine is targeting nuclear facilities in the hope of securing even more support from the West. READ MORE

Conflicting views on the Ukraine war

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Conservative and right-wing pundits accuse the West and the US of provoking Russia into war, adding that peace can be negotiated only by Washington and Moscow -a bullet point underlined by Viktor Orbán in his keynote speech to Republicans in Dallas. A liberal analyst, on the other hand, deems it crucial for the EU and NATO to stop Putin in order to avoid another world war. READ MORE

Dissecting Hungary’s approach to the war in Ukraine

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The Hungarian weeklies, and the weekend editions of the daily papers ponder Hungary’s relationship to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and where EU sanctions on Russia might lead. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Ukraine war, sanctions, and the EU

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Commentators disagree sharply on what should be done to bring about peace in Ukraine, as well as over the rights and wrongs of the painful sanctions on Russia. READ MORE