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Hungary opposes efforts to silence those who advocate peace in EU

Budapest, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Hungary rejects the efforts to silence those who advocate peace in Ukraine in the European Union (EU), Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó denounced on Monday when commenting on statements by Belgium.

The Belgian Government expressed its intention to leave Hungary without voting rights within the EU, which is seen by the Hungarian Foreign Minister as an effort to silence the voice of peace in that regional organization, according to statements quoted by local television.

The head of Belgian diplomacy, Hadja Lahbib, told the newspaper Politico that it was necessary to appeal to Article 7 of the 2007 agreement on the EU to leave her country without voting rights due to its stance on the conflict in Ukraine.

Budapest is against the rearmament of Ukraine, the sanctions against Russia and the deployment of European troops in that confrontation, while it demands to seek ways to bring the opposing parties to the negotiating table, local media pointed out.

The Belgian Foreign minister is only trying to silence those in the EU who often block Brussels’ initiatives to provide military aid to Kiev, he considered.

According to Szijjártó, the initiative by his Belgian colleague seeks to begin the exclusion of Hungary from the decision-making processes within the community bloc, in order to prevent it from advocating peace and speaking out against the war madness that now exists in Europe.

The Hungarian Foreign minister called on his compatriots to demonstrate in the elections for the European Parliament that the efforts to silence the voice of peace are unacceptable.

He also urged to vote for the coalition of his far-right Fidesz party next June 9, with the Hungarian Civic Union and the Christian Democrats who stand for a negotiated solution in Ukraine and against the rearmament of that country.