"No one is forcing Hungary to be EU member": Borrell responds harshly to Orban
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, has responded to the scandalous statement by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who compared his country's membership in the EU to the Soviet occupation. Now he has been reminded that no one is forcing Hungary to be a member of this union.
The head of EU diplomacy said this during the Europe and Peace Conference. He noted that Hungary does know what occupation is, dating back to Soviet times, but its membership in the European Union is nothing like that.
"To be honest, I don't see any similarities between the Soviet occupation of Budapest and what is happening in Berlaymont (the European Commission's headquarters in Brussels - Ed.). I did not see a single tank there. No one is obliging Hungary to be a member of the EU," Borrell emphasized.
As a reminder, Orban made his scandalous statement about EU membership and the occupation of the U.S.S.R. during a speech dedicated to the anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian anti-Soviet revolution on Monday, October 23.
The politician accused the EU of allegedly wanting to deprive Hungary of its identity by imposing a model of liberal democracy.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Beijing. During the meeting, Orban emphasized that Hungary and Russia continue to develop their relations despite the so-called special military operation and sanctions.
Earlier, the Hungarian prime minister reiterated that Ukraine cannot win the war. He believes that the army of the Russian occupiers has all the advantages to achieve their goal.
Thus, Hungary has blocked military aid to Ukraine worth 500 million euros. Budapest came up with a new demand for Kyiv.