Peter Siyjarto emphasized that the statements of some Western European countries do not correspond to their deeds, since they verbally criticize Russia and at the same time conclude “major deals” with it
Western European countries show hypocrisy towards other countries, including Russia, because, while criticizing it, they do business with it, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto said in an interview with RT.
“ This is a huge hypocrisy because the following is happening: big countries & mdash; big and strong countries & mdash; can afford to speak differently than to act. Small countries cannot afford it '', & mdash; he said.
“What Western Europeans do: They say and act differently. They always criticize Russia, but at the same time they conclude the largest deals with it, '', & mdash; continued Siyjarto. The same is happening in relation to China, he said.
The minister stressed that this duality negatively affects the trade and economic relations of the EU, since China has significantly increased its share in the world market.
Siyarto also noted that Europeans adhere to a similar approach in relation to the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V ': in private conversations they speak very well of her, but in public they make different statements.
The fact that the statements of Western European politicians do not always correspond to their deeds, Siyarto said at the beginning of the year in an interview with RBC. “ Take a closer look and see: many of the countries that criticize Russia most harshly have the most profitable businesses here. I am against double standards in such matters. You need to understand that in some cases, cooperation with eastern neighbors, including Russia, is simply critically important, '', & mdash; he emphasized.
In March, the head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry noted that Hungary faced political pressure after its authorities approved the use of Sputnik V, without waiting for the approval of the European regulator (it became the first EU country to make such a decision) … Earlier, the EU stated that any vaccine purchased by EU countries must undergo a certification procedure in the EU market.
Despite protests from Brussels, Hungary purchased 2 million doses of Sputnik V from Russia. In early September, Budapest announced that the purchased vaccine had ended, but noted that the country as a whole has 8 million doses of drugs, so it does not need additional supplies.
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