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Orbán parrots Putin’s lines on Ukraine in leaked letter to EU chief

Posted on AllSides July 10th, 2024
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Dmitry Peskov out, Viktor Orbán in?

In a leaked letter seen Tuesday by POLITICO, the Hungarian prime minister underlined Russian President Vladimir Putin’s maximalist position on Ukraine so thoroughly he could have been auditioning for the role of Kremlin spokesperson.

The missive, addressed to European Council President Charles Michel and shared with other members of the European Council, lays out Putin’s thinking about the status of his war in Ukraine — and what Orbán reckons the EU’s next steps should be.

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