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Government’s pro-peace stance backed by majority of Hungarians

In spite of the pressure exerted by the United States, the government will not change its position on the war in Ukraine, since 80 percent of Hungarians agree with it, the head of Nezopont Institute told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio on Thursday.

Nezopont director Agoston Samuel Mraz said he expects the US government to increase pressure on the Hungarian government adding that US Ambassador David Pressman’s latest announcement of sanctions was part of this. He cited a recent billboard campaign supported by the US embassy in Budapest as well as the fact that Hungary was not invited to the Summit for Democracy hosted by the United States.

“The US government has done everything it can and will continue to do so to make Hungary change its position,” Mraz said. “But they will not succeed,” he added, arguing that 80 percent of Hungarians agree with the government’s position that there should be no weapons deliveries and that the government should stand by its pro-peace stance.

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