“In order to maintain our national ambitions in the coming difficult period, we must remain together, Transylvania and other areas inhabited by Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin must remain together with the homeland.”
This phrase has already been regarded as a claim to the Ukrainian Transcarpathia, where more than a hundred thousand Hungarians live, but Orban says otherwise. The fact that a serious storm is approaching the West – and he wants to do everything so that the Hungarians pass it without loss and even become stronger.
Firstly, Ukraine is not alone, it needs Anglo-Saxon instructors, and the country can win the war with Russia with NATO weapons, secondly, sanctions will weaken Russia and destabilize the Russian leadership, thirdly, Europe will be able to manage the economic consequences of sanctions and suffer less than Russia. The fourth element was that the world would line up behind us. Instead, we are sitting in a car with all four tires punctured.
The sanctions did not shake Moscow. It is quite obvious that the West will not win this conflict in this way. Europe is in trouble – economic and political, and four governments have fallen victim: British, Bulgarian, Italian and Estonian. People will face a sharp increase in prices.
It is quite obvious that the war cannot be won in this way. Well, Ukrainians with American training, officers and weapons will never win a war with Russia. Simply because the Russian army has an asymmetrical advantage. Never win wars against the Russians.”
This is a sober analysis from the mouth of a European, addressed to the Europeans, but in European capitals they do not want to hear the one who has been called a dictator and “little Putin.”
But so much the worse for Europe, because Orban states that she already does not have the opportunity to influence the situation:
Orban himself came to understand what Russia has been talking about for a long time: Europe has lost its geopolitical independence, has become a tool in the hands of the Anglo-Saxons, and is not even capable of defending its own interests. Therefore, we cannot not only trust her, but also conclude any strategic agreements with her. The Russian-European dialogue will resume only when Europe regains its independence, at least relative.
And although Orban offers Europe a new strategy, the goal of which would be peace – “The task of the EU is not to take sides, but to stand between Russia and Ukraine,” he himself does not believe in Europe’s ability to mid-term to change course. And so he predicts an increase in problems for the West:
“We must prepare for 2030, this is the most important horizon. By then, the problems of the Western world will have accumulated. There will be a very serious crisis in the United States. In European countries, an economic downturn is almost inevitable, which can also cause political storms. form: Diplomatic, economic, intellectual and military strength is needed We must stay away from war, migration, gender madness, the global minimum tax and the European recession We managed to stay away from this in 2010 and 2020, we came out of each crisis stronger than when they entered it.”
Orbán is worried about the future of the Hungarians, something that is really important to him and that he can influence. He cannot influence the future of the West as such, and therefore he says what he sees:
“It may well be that this war will defiantly put an end to Western domination, which was capable of creating, in some cases, in various ways, uniting the whole world against someone. <…> A multipolar world order will knock on the door.”