Orban's meeting with Putin is middle finger to soldiers who die in Ukraine — Luxembourg's PM
Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel said that the EU should not be held hostage by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who keeps in touch with Russia
He said this on October 27 in Brussels, European Pravda reports.
"What he (Viktor Orban - ed.) did with Putin is a middle finger to all the soldiers who are dying every day in Ukraine and suffering from the Russian attack," the head of the Luxembourg government said, commenting on the meeting of the two politicians in Beijing.
Bettel noted that the EU should not be held hostage by Viktor Orban, who makes financial demands to approve support for Ukraine.
"(Orban says - ed.): if you need money for Ukraine, then we also need money for us. We should not be held hostage by Mr. Orban in this situation. I am convinced that we must find positive solutions. We should not forget the past, and neither should Orban," Bettel said.
What is known about Orban's meeting with Putin
On October 17, Russian President Putin met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Beijing. It was the first time in more than a year that Putin met with the leader of an EU country. In April 2022, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer visited Moscow.
During his meeting with Putin, Orban called Russia's war against Ukraine a "military operation."
On October 23, four MPs from the opposition Momentum faction poured blood-colored paint on the fence around the office of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. They accused the prime minister of having contacts with the Russian president.
On October 26, the Hungarian prime minister said he was proud of his meetings with Putin.