The Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban. Archive photo
MOSCOW, 23 Jul — RIA Novosti. Poland and Hungary had a falling out over disagreements about the Russian operation in the Ukraine, the reporter writes Foreign Policy Amanda Coakley.
According to her, the Prime Ministers of countries Mateusz Morawiecki and Viktor Orban take diametrically opposed positions in the rating of the conflict. As told FT the expert of the German Marshall Fund of Daniel Hegedus, “the poles no longer trust the Hungarian partners”.
“Liberal Union in Central Europe between Hungary and Poland, close to sunset due to the difference in the attitude to the Russian operation. Although Warsaw was one of the main supporters of Ukraine, urging tougher sanctions against Moscow and increasing military aid, Budapest evaded any significant measures and instead concentrated on maintaining good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” said Coakley.
The author believes that the deterioration of relations between Budapest and Warsaw could hurt countries who are treated with disregard for the rules of the EU.
“This gap has prompted the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Moravcova to say that national conservative governments, a longtime companions in their opposition to immigrants, Brussels and the rule of law — gone,” the article says.
Coakley called among potential allies Orban, President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and the party “Brothers of Italy”, which can win the Italian elections in September.
Russia from 24 February to conduct military operation in Ukraine. According to the President, the ultimate goal — the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia itself. Union forces completely liberated the Luhansk people’s Republic, and a significant part of Donetsk, including Volnovakha, Mariupol and Svyatogorsk.