International desk: NATO ally Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has threatened that Hungary will not support Kiev on any international issue until the rights of the Hungarian ethnic group on Ukrainian territory are restored.
He said this to Ukraine in the country's parliament on Monday. Aljazeera news. Viktor Orbán said Hungary is in no rush to agree to Sweden's NATO accession. He said, "I would be happy if there was something to push Sweden to join NATO." But I don't see any such situation. Following his comments, it is thought that Sweden's NATO accession may be further delayed.
Kiev and Budapest are at loggerheads over the use of the mother tongue of the nearly 1.5 million Hungarians living in Ukraine. In 2017, Ukraine passed a law. This Act prohibits the use of minority languages in schools. Earlier on Friday (September 22) in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, that if we look at the sanctions from a practical perspective, we will see that Europe is suffering more than Russia.
In this situation, I do not see the need to impose new sanctions on Moscow. Viktor Orbán has a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He does not criticize Putin much. Despite condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Budapest has not sent any arms support to Kiev. Earlier on September 20, the BBC reported that Poland has announced that it will no longer supply arms to Ukraine due to a diplomatic dispute over the import of Ukrainian grain.
Poland's prime minister says his country will focus on arming itself with more modern weapons instead of arming Kiev. This step has been taken mainly due to rising tension between the two countries over grain imports. Earlier, Ukraine filed a case with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against three neighboring countries for imposing a ban on food imports from Kiev. Those three countries are - Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.