PM Citu: Statement made by President of Hungary, to be discussed here in Bucharest
The statement made by Hungarian President János Áder, who compared Russia’s annexation of Crimea to the Trianon Treaty, must be discussed in Bucharest, PM Citu said on Tuesday evening at the Parliament Palace.
“Hungarian citizens log in their memory the aggression of the occupying powers as well as the trauma caused by Trianon and understand why the annexation of Crimea has remained an “open wound” for the Ukrainian people”, Hungarian President Janos Ader said on Monday at the summit of the International Crimea Platform in Kyiv, the MTI Hungarian news agency reported.
Prime Minister Citu subsequently added that he supported at the summit the rights of the Romanian minority in Ukraine.
“I went to a summit, which has some very clear rules, where I supported, and here I am surprised that not many people take an interest, I saw the attacks of the PSD [the Social Democratic Party], I supported the rights of the Romanian minority in Ukraine, the right to have school in their mother tongue. I supported these rights at every meeting, even bilaterally with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and that is my firm message that I conveyed there. You know that these summits have a very clear way of unfolding,” Citu declared, on Tuesday, in Parliament, according to Agerpres.
Speaker Orban: Statement of Hungarian President comparing Crimea’s illegal annexation,Trianon Treaty, insult to Romania
The statement of the President of Hungary, Janos Ader, comparing the annexation of Crimea by Russia with the Trianon Treaty, which ended Hungary’s involvement in World War I and the Romanian-Hungarian War and recognized the Romania’s Great Union of 1918, represents “an insult” and mustn’t remain unanswered, said, on Tuesday, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban.
“It’s a bellicose statement, a statement that has no relation to the historical reality and which was made in a completely unfit setting. There was a whole other topic of discussion there, and to make a connection between the annexation of Crimea by Russia and a decision which, practically, was taken following the popular will expressed in the international context that existed at the end of the war is an insult to Romania,” said Orban, at the end of the meeting of the governing coalition.
According to him, “normally, such a statement cannot remain unanswered” by the authorities in Bucharest.
Asked if the coalition meeting also discussed the situation of refugees from Afghanistan, Ludovic Orban said such a discussion did not take place, but will take place following ample documenting. “And when it is necessary, we will discuss this subject as well,” said the chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL).