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How Orbán is responding to Putin’s war, with Péter Krekó

Hungary’s PM remains favourite to win the next election

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, we discuss how Viktor Orban’s more pro-Russian government in Hungary has managed to distance itself from Vladimir Putin ahead of a general election in April.

Emily Tamkin talks with Hungarian political scientist Péter Krekó about how Hungary’s government has reacted to the war, why it’s supported Western sanctions against Russia and how it’s left the opposition in a difficult position in the run-up to the election.

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