Jobbik condemns increasing tension-mongering in Europe

Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary expresses its concern about the decision made at the meeting of NATO's defence ministers in Brussels. As a result of this resolution, the alliance will set up operative and planning centres in six Central European countries and increase the strength and capacity of NATO Response Force to 40,000 troops.

Jobbik has always strongly advocated the preservation of peace in Central Europe as well as a political solution for the Ukraine conflict. We are convinced that the decision made at the meeting of NATO defence ministers will not be instrumental in making peace, on the contrary, it is sending an aggressive message to Russia, while turning our region into a potential target in case of a conflict.

Even though Hungary is not assigned to host an operative centre at the moment, they may set up such an institution in our country in the future. Therefore we believe Hungarian Defence Minister Csaba Hende should be ashamed of himself for his overjoyed statement that NATO's forces will be increased in the region. This is yet another example of a servile government that likes to pose as the defender of Hungarian interests while it keeps declaring its loyalty to foreign powers.

Jobbik condemns NATO's clearly provocative, sabre-rattling policy, which indifferently exposes Eastern Europe to a potential attack and counterstrike, and the party demands the Hungarian government and defence minister Csaba Hende to stop fulfilling foreign requests and finally start protecting the Hungarian interests which are peace and the immediate cessation of bloodshed in Ukraine.

Ádám Mirkóczki, Jobbik's spokesman