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Orban's rival in Kiev. “The prime minister is allowed to travel and pretend to create peace. We believe in action”

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's main rival, opposition politician Peter Magyar, visited Kyiv on Wednesday. He delivered aid to the Okhmatdyt children's hospital, which was hit by a powerful Russian Kh-101 missile two days earlier.

The TISZA party led by Peter Magyar collected about 15 million forints (over 1.6 million zlotys), medicines and food donated by Hungarians – Reuters reported. Before leaving for the capital Ukraine Magyar told reporters that “it was a spontaneous decision after we witnessed the brutal Russian missile attack.”

Peter Magyar brought help to Kiev Reuters

In a Facebook post published the day after attack by Russian forces on Kyivthe main opponent of Prime Minister Viktor Orban wrote: “The terrible Russian missile attack shocked everyone. No child should be in war. There was nothing they could do about it. They didn't even have a chance to survive.”

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Peter Magyar brought help to Kiev Reuters

Rescue operations in Kiev ended Wednesday after a Russian missile attack on Monday. The shelling of the city's civilian infrastructure killed 34 people, including five children, and injured more than 120, authorities said.

Orban's mission

Reuters, writing about Magyar's visit to Kyiv, recalled that Orban, a critic of Western military aid to Ukraine and the leader European Union countrieswhich has “the warmest relations with Russia”, visited Kiev and Moscow last week with a so-called “peace mission”. Then he visited Moscow and met with Putin, which was criticized by some European countries. Then Orban flew to Chin.

– The prime minister is allowed to travel and pretend to create peace. But we believe in action, not three trips around the world. We are different – Magyar assessed.

Magyar, whose party won almost 30 percent of the votes in Hungary in the June elections to the European Parliamentsaid that Orban should have visited Kiev earlier, but one of the reasons for his absence was the differences between Kiev and Budapest over the rights of the Hungarian minority in Ukraine.

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