According to Viktor Orbán, Hungary disagrees with the European Union on two strategic issues. One is the so-called risk mitigation policy in the relationship between Brussels and Beijing, and the other is the resolution of the war in Ukraine. In Orbán’s opinion, the withdrawal of EU funds from Hungary is attributable to these matters.
Hungary, unlike the European Union, calls for connections as well as closer commercial and political ties, the prime minister said, according to his website, noting that Hungary is a very open economy with high exports.
China offers immense opportunities that should not be missed. “It is up to our attitude whether China becomes a partner or opponent of the West,” he added.
Viktor Orbán called the war in Ukraine a failure of diplomacy, an event that should never have occurred. According to him, the main issue in the conflict is not who attacked whom, but that more people will die on the next day. For that reason, a ceasefire is needed first of all, to be followed by negotiations about a new security system in Europe. According to the prime minister, peace is only conceivable via an agreement between the United States and Russia.
"Ukraine cannot win the war against Russia,” Orbán said, adding that “if you look at the numbers, if you look at the reality on the ground, if you look at the refusal of NATO to send troops, it is clear that there is no victory for the Ukrainians on the battlefield.”