Hungarian official: Pro-war EU wants Ukraine conflict to continue
By Ramon Tomey // Mar 06, 2023

A senior official in Hungary's government remarked that the European Union (EU) supports war with Russia and wants the Ukraine conflict to continue.

Tamas Menczer, state secretary for bilateral relations at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, made this revelation during a March 1 appearance on the state-owned Kossuth Radio. He said: "[The EU] has made it clear that the ceasefire is a red line. They will not accept it because the war must continue."

Menczer referenced Budapest's call for an immediate ceasefire and the beginning of peace talks to be included in the EU documents being prepared for the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war. These proposals were rejected by Brussels, however. The state secretary emphasized Hungary's position on the war – it must be stopped immediately.

Menczer's remarks echoed those of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has made peace in Ukraine one of his top priorities. He warned, however, that Europe appears determined to embroil itself deeper into the conflict.

"Europe is at the precipice of drifting into war. It is balancing on a thin plank," the Hungarian leader said. "In fact, they are already at indirect war with Russia."

"If you supply weapons; if you provide the satellite information needed for military action; if you train the soldiers of one of the belligerents; if you finance the entire apparatus of the state and impose sanctions on the other side, then it does not matter what you say. You are at war indirectly, for the time being."

According to Orban, Hungary once had allies on the continent calling for peace with Russia – but these have since jumped to the pro-war camp. Hungary and the Vatican are the two remaining countries that are calling for peace talks.

"The other countries thought that if the Germans couldn't resist such external pressure, how could they? So they slid from the peace camp to the war camp. We were left with two: Hungary and the Vatican. We can't complain about the company, but there are serious consequences."

Menczer: Sanctions seek to push out Russian gas, oil

During his Kossuth Radio appearance, Menczer said the purpose of EU sanctions against Moscow is to push Russian gas and oil out of Europe. This would facilitate the entry of other energy companies that can deliver less energy and charge higher costs.

"We are saying that the sanctions are bad [and] ineffective and that the sanctions policy has failed," he told the national radio station.

Menczer also reiterated that Budapest has rejected the use of sanctions against Russia, and has done everything to ensure the country's energy supplies are secured for the future. But Germany sought retaliation over Hungary's noncompliance with the rest of the EU by blocking the country's plans to upgrade its nuclear power plant.

Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Feb. 14 that Berlin is preventing German company Siemens Energy from delivering a necessary system to upgrade the Paks nuclear power plant in central Hungary. He expressed regret that certain ministers in the German government were blocking the company's participation in the nuclear plant.

Szijjarto noted that each country can put together its energy mix as its national interests dictate, and Berlin's actions are jeopardizing the country's long-term energy security. (Related: Germany blocks Hungary’s nuclear reactor project, putting Budapest’s energy sovereignty under threat.)

"The Germans are now questioning our right to do so. With this decision – this blocking – they are putting our long-term energy at risk, which is unacceptable. This could qualify as an attack on our sovereignty, as the security of energy supply is an issue of sovereignty," he remarked.

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Watch Gabor "Gabe" Zolna explain why Hungary is not interested in getting involved with the Russia-Ukraine war.

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George Soros: Russia's defeat in Ukraine would signal the end of the "Russian Empire."

Top Russian diplomats expose US sabotage of Nord Stream pipeline as threat to 'international peace.'

Austria, Hungary agree NOT to send any weapons to Ukraine (perhaps they wish to avoid being destroyed by Russia.)

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