Viktor Orban has criticized EU’s attempts to isolate Moscow

19 02 2015

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh)

Ukrainian conflict is center stage of International politics which is dividing the globe with two poles of power and EU the most powerful conglomerate in terms of wealth and technology  is thus  balancing group state for the most talked globally strategic terms which can put the world to remain, work,co-operate for its holistic approach in global affairs. In case EU gets divided and get on to two sides of big political powers the international affairs solutions would turn out to be from bad to worse. German, France has thus moved forward to curb the ignite of war torn state of Ukraine. In this international relation of nodal importance Hungary has also shown its statesmanship to bring matter to restructure for the benefit of this region which may not spark two power mus-understanding.

Ukraine’s Security Council has agreed to call on the UN and EU to deploy a peacekeeping mission in the war-torn eastern part of the country, as requested by President Petro Poroshenko.

“We hope that Verkhovna Rada [the Ukrainian parliament] will also support this decision regarding an appeal to the UN and EU on the deployment of a peacekeeping contingent in Ukraine,” said Aleksandr Turchinov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.

Turchinov believes peacekeepers should be stationed not only at the “demarcation line” but also along the “uncontrolled” part of the Russian-Ukrainian border, which is now controlled by the self-proclaimed republics. Such deployment will help “observe, and most importantly, to localize the violations, and provide real steps for the peaceful settlement of conflict in Ukraine,” he said.

The council also approved amendments to a legislative act on martial law as well as to the international military exercise plan proposed by Poroshenko.

At the meeting with Ukraine’s Security Council in Kiev on Wednesday, Poroshenko asked them “to consider the issue of a UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, which will act in accordance with an UN Security Council mandate.”Poroshenko added that he believed an “EU police mission” would be the best format for an international presence in Ukraine.

“The best format for us is a police mission from the European Union. We are convinced that this will be the most effective and optimal solution in a situation when promises of peace have not been kept,” said Poroshenko.

“I held preliminary discussions about this issue with the leaders of Germany, France and Russia while in Minsk, foreseeing that the terms of the treaty would not be complied with.”

Poroshenko added that if his suggestion is approved by Ukraine’s Security Council, the government will address its allies and start official consultations.

The Ukrainian president also asked the council to rubberstamp planned “international military training exercises”.

He also asked the security officials to update legislation on martial law in the country, to respond to “hybrid warfare, which threatens to escalate to a full-scale war.” Poroshenko previously threatened to introduce martial law in Ukraine, if the Minsk accords were not enforced.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has criticized EU’s attempts to isolate Moscow, in particular blaming former Polish PM and President of the European Council Donald Tusk for spearheading the European anti-Russia crusade.
“This rift in the EU is very deep, of a strategic nature,” Orban said regarding the division in the EU and on how to build the bloc’s relationship with Russia.
The European Council President Tusk is “on the other side” of this dividing line, Orban said, a day after striking economic deals with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tusk has been an ardent critic of Moscow’s stance throughout the Ukrainian conflict, and on numerous occasions has called for a much tougher sanctions against Moscow. He speaks out against the “appeasement” of Moscow.

But the EU countries are divided in Brussels in their attitude towards Russia. Orban specified that the Baltic States and Poland sided with the United States in their belief that Russia should be gradually excluded from cooperation with Europe.

On the other hand, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria, Orban claims, believe cooperation with Moscow is essential.
“We think that without cooperation with the Russians we cannot achieve our goals,” the Hungarian prime minister said, referring mainly to energy security, which the EU sanctions against Russia jeopardize.
Russia also sees Hungary as a strategic partner and will pursue mutually beneficial energy projects. This was Vladimir Putin’s message to his Hungarian counterpart on Tuesday, as both countries sealed a number of energy deals.
Orban’s foreign policy towards the Ukrainian conflict has been criticized in the West from the onset as too soft. Generally supporting a Moscow-backed approach of achieving a long lasting peace in the region, Orban has on numerous occasions spoken out against discriminatory treatment of Russia by Brussels.
His vocal criticism of EU and US role in European foreign policy forced Washington to issue travel bans for several Hungarian businessmen. In October, US Chargé d’Affaires André Goodfriend, visiting the country warned that Hungary should “stand firm with the EU, with EU sanctions” stating that it was not the time for Hungary to “break with its EU partners to criticize so publicly the approach that the partners have taken.”
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