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Ukraine trades insults with EU state — Analysis

Senior Ukrainian and Hungarian officials have publicly questioned each other’s mental health

A bitter diplomatic row has erupted between Kiev and Budapest, with senior officials of the two countries trading insults over each other’s mental health. It was triggered by remarks made by the speaker of the Hungarian parliament, Laszlo Kover, who blasted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s attitude towards other nations.

“I can’t recall when a leader of a country in need of help would dare to speak out against anyone in a fashion like President Zelensky did, not only against Hungary, but even against the German Chancellor,”Kover stated this during Saturday’s interview with HirTV.

Zelensky’s aggressive style of demanding foreign aid to prop up Ukraine in its conflict with Russia may stem from “personal mental problems,”Kover stated.

“One should threaten enemies, not those you want to make your friends. There is some kind of personal mental problem, and I don’t know what can be done about it,”He said.

This triggered an international diplomatic meltdown in Kiev. Officials hurled a wide variety of insults at Hungary, as well as at Kover. Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrey Sibiga responded with some sayings, questioning Kover’s own mental health.

“You know an ass by its ears and a fool by his blabber. Short mind has a long tongue,”Sibiga posted on Facebook, blasting the “unacceptable, vicious remarks by ‘sub-par politicians’ like the non-respected head of Hungary’s legislature.”

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry responded in a similar fashion, asking Kover to show evidence of his mental health.

“Further assessment of the words of Kover directly depends on the evaluation recorded in the certificate,”Oleg Nikolenko, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said.

Hungary was also charged by the official. “stubbornly”Continue reading “sling mud at Ukraine and whitewash Russia’s crimes,”While suggesting that it has come to the aid of “evil” in history “more than once.”

Kiev repeatedly attacked Hungary’s inability to provide support for the conflict. Russia has a large dependence on the country’s oil and natural gas supplies.

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