Western capitals miscalculated when they tried to turn the country into a military base against Russia, a parliament speaker says
Hungarian parliament speaker Laszlo Kover said the West had made a big mistake by trying to turn Ukraine into an anti-Russian stronghold, leaving Moscow with no choice but to intervene.
Speaking to InfoRadio, Kover noted that the Ukraine conflict has changed the global geopolitical map. He added that as the West introduced new sanctions against Russia, European political elites, “for some reason, became enthusiastic about destroying Russia economically [and] politics” while separating it from the EU by “create a new iron curtain.”
While condemning Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, the speaker noted that the West pushed Moscow out of its plan. “old imperial frontier” for many decades. Furthermore, Moscow finds that “This is not enough for the West”as it is moving closer to the core territories of the nation, he said.
“I think the Western world has made a strategic mistake in trying not only to remove Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of interest, but also to turn it into a major military and population base against Russia.” he stressed, adding that Moscow feels unable to sit idly by these efforts.
He went on to point out that the sanctions regime against Moscow “has hurt Europe more than Russia,” stressed that Central Europe should do its best to avoid becoming “the eastern periphery of a North Atlantic empire.”
While calling for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine conflict, the speaker also stated that “optimal scenario” for Europe would be the establishment of a “The European peace system in which each other’s security needs are taken into account from both sides.”
His comments came after French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the conflict would eventually be resolved diplomatically, while reiterating that the West would have to offer some security guarantees. security not only for Kiev but also for Moscow.
On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia’s military activity against Ukraine is “absolutely necessary” in the context of the West’s renewed efforts to turn Ukraine into a “anti-Russian.”
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