In more normal times, such scams were called by their real names: organized crime, extortion. The petty Ukrainian despot says he can do anything – even blackmail an EU member. Since Orbán’s Hungary hasn’t fared particularly well in the EU, there has been no outcry about this brazen approach.
A comment by Willi Huber
On May 25, at the Security Forum in Kyiv, Olena Zerkal said that she thought it would be “very appropriate” if “something happened” to the Druzhba oil pipeline. It is the language of petty criminals, uttered by the highest circles of the Zelenskyi government. “Ukraine has a wonderful lever in its hands – the Druzhba oil pipeline. Something could happen to her,” says Zerkal.
Die Druschba-Pipeline runs about 600 kilometers across Ukrainian territory and transports Russian oil to Europe. The southern line with a capacity of 1.2 million barrels/day runs to Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Ukraine apparently tried to attack the pipeline on Russian territory as early as April: did Zelenskyi want to create “clear conditions”? Rocket attack on the only oil pipeline to the EU. There has been no criticism from the EU to date. Rather, the tax money of the Europeans is taken to enable the Ukraine and its National Socialist-aligned combat units to continue the war for as long as possible.
Europe now looks like a circus ring when the clowns perform. Because Ursula von der Leyen is now propagating that you should buy more Russian oil to prevent Russia from earning too much money from oil. Sounds absurd, it is. The background to the theory is that if oil is not bought, oil prices will continue to rise and Russia will then earn more oil with other customers. Rather, it is probably true that the EU has now understood how massive the wall is that it threatens to pound at full speed.
Orbán had an oil embargo as „Atomic bomb against the Hungarian economy“ designated. He is now demanding almost a billion euros to set up alternative solutions to Russian gas in Hungary – but this would not be feasible overnight anyway.
On the other hand, it is completely absurd that the EU does not hold Ukraine accountable for its threat and calls for reason. Rather, one agitates against Orbán’s Hungary, against which onehard course” need. Hungary is massively opposed to any form of oil embargo against Russia, where the motto “Hungary first” applies. What harms the people and the economy of Hungary is out of the question for the Orbán government. The politicians of the EU have no understanding for this, who cannot understand “outdated” and “outdated” ideas such as nation statehood or responsible politics in the interests of the population.
The CSU European politician and EPP chairman Manfred Weber is therefore calling for undemocratic measures outside of the existing EU regulations. Because: He would be “tired” that the EU always has to be guided by the most hesitant. “Orban must be shown that it cannot hold the rest of the EU hostage.” An EU summit on the situation in Ukraine is currently taking place in Brussels. The brazen, ever-demanding Ukrainian President Zelenskyy will also take part in it via video link.