Ukraine Outraged, Summons Hungarian Ambassador, After Viktor Orban Speaks Inconvenient Truths

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 - 10:20 PM

Ukraine has lost patience with Hungary, and on Tuesday lashed out in a message to the Hungarian ambassador, lodging formal protest over "disparaging" statements made by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The Ukrainian foreign ministry demanded that Budapest stop what it described as anti-Ukrainian rhetoric.

"The envoy was summoned by the foreign ministry after its spokesperson said last week that Orban had told reporters Ukraine was a no man's land and compared it to Afghanistan," according to Reuters. But there's crucial missing context to how Orban's words are being misleadingly presented, which will be made clear below.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, via Reuters