politicians assume Ukraine battle is a online game – member state

37 politicians assume Ukraine battle is a online game – member state

Many European officers deal with the continuing disaster as if it’s a battle in Fortnite, Hungary’s international minister mentioned

Many high-ranking politicians from the European Union are out of contact with actuality with regards to the Russia-Ukraine battle, Hungarian Overseas Minister Peter Szijjarto mentioned on Saturday.  

“A big a part of the European political elite has virtually misplaced frequent sense. Some individuals think about themselves in Fortnite,” Szijjarto mentioned at a political occasion in Budapest, referring to a preferred multiplayer online game.

They undergo from navy psychosis, and, for some mysterious motive, consider that arms shipments can convey peace.” 

“It’s clear to us that we want peace as a substitute of weapons. Whoever brings weapons into our neighborhood, prolongs the warfare. And the longer the warfare, the extra individuals will die and better destruction will happen,” the diplomat mentioned. 

Not like many EU nations, Hungary has refused to ship any weapons and different deadly assist to Ukraine, insisting that it’s centered on discovering a peaceable decision to the battle. 

Budapest additionally harshly criticized the European bloc’s sanctions on Russia. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the restrictions as a failure that solely exacerbated the power disaster and the already excessive inflation charges throughout the continent.

Earlier this month, Orban mentioned that Kiev is “gentle years away” from becoming a member of the EU. Ukraine formally utilized to change into a member of the bloc in February 2022, hoping for an expedient accession in gentle of Russia’s navy operation within the neighboring state. 

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