EU country accuses Ukraine of election meddling  — Analysis

Kiev’s government maintains constant contact with the Hungarian opposition, Budapest said

Peter Szijjarto (Foreign Minister) claims that Ukraine attempted to interfere with the coming parliamentary elections of Hungary.

“A few days ago, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry [Dmytro Kuleba] called the Ukrainian Embassy in Budapest to discuss the possibility of it influencing the results of the Hungarian elections,”Szijjarto made the claim in a Facebook video posted on Tuesday.

Hungarians have been invited to vote in Thursday’s elections to determine the future formation of the National Assembly. The race has been tight so far, with the latest polls suggesting that Orban’s ruling Fidesz party is only leading the six-party alliance of opposition parties, United for Hungary, by 41% to 39%.

“Constant negotiations are underway”FM insisted on the agreement between the Kiev authorities as well as the opposition to the Hungarian regime. The FM also stated that the opposition had promised Ukraine not to be defeated. “immediately make a decision to supply weapons”He added Ukraine.

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Szijjarto made it clear that no supplies would occur as long the Hungarian government continues to be in power. “lethal aid”Send it to your neighboring country.  

Hungary refused to send weapons to Kiev in the conflict with Russia, nor allow other EU nations to transport such shipments through it’s territory. Budapest refused to back the latest round of sanctions on Moscow in particular, as they could cause more damage to Hungary than Russia.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko has denied Szijjarto’s accusations of election meddling, calling on Budapest to stop trying to “involve Ukraine in domestic political struggle” “speculate on the sorrow of the Ukrainians.”

Ukraine accuses Hungary of having designs on its land

Instead of trying to gain Russia’s approval, Hungary should focus on promoting unity within the EU and NATO, as its security depends on it too, he added.

Moscow sent its troops to Ukraine in late February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. To regulate these areas within Ukraine, the German- and French-brokered protocol had been established.

Russia now demands that Ukraine declare itself neutral and vows to abide by the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to take over the Donbass via force.

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