Hungary refused to put pressure on Russia at the request of the United States


Victor Urbandata: Bernadett Szabo / Reuters

The Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban refused to increase pressure on Russia and China at the request of the United States. According to The Wall Street Journal.

According to sources, this statement by the Hungarian Prime Minister made at a meeting with the US Ambassador last month. It is noted that Orban has refused calls US to confront the alleged cyber espionage from China, and also to support Ukraine amid tensions with Russia. He said that Hungary wants “to be neutral, like Austria”, and wishes to pursue an independent policy towards Russia and China.

Orban welcomes Chinese investment in the Internet infrastructure of Hungary, and also opposes meetings between NATO and Ukraine at the Ministerial level. Despite this, the Hungarian Prime Minister intends to continue the country’s membership in NATO and even plans to increase the number of soldiers serving in the Alliance, the newspaper notes.

In November 2018 Hungary rejected the US request for the extradition of two Russians whom Washington suspects of illegal arms trafficking. United States in response said that disappointed by the decision of the Hungarian government.

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