Orbán Warns EU Is Considering To Send a ‘Peacekeeping Force’ to Ukraine
April 1, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán warned yesterday that EU leaders are actively discussing the possibility of sending “some kind of peacekeeping force” to Ukraine. He warned: “If this continues, the danger of a world war is not a literary exaggeration.”
The Russian response came fast and hard. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “If we are talking about some kind of serious negotiations, then this is a potentially extremely dangerous discussion. In world practice, such forces, as a rule, are used only with the consent of both parties. In this case, it is potentially a very dangerous topic,” Peskov told journalists.
The Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev (in Russian) was harsher still, according to TASS. “It is obvious that such ‘peacekeepers’ are our unvarnished enemies, wolves in sheep’s clothing. They would be a legitimate target for our armed forces should they be deployed at the frontlines, without Russia’s consent, with weapons in hand and presenting a direct threat to us,” Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel. Describing such peacekeepers as “soldiers of the enemy,” Medvedev wrote: “They will die in the course of combat.... Is Europe prepared for a long line of coffins holding its ‘peacekeepers’?”
“It is clear that the so-called NATO peacekeepers are simply preparing to enter the conflict on the side of our enemies in order to make hay out of this, bringing the situation to the point of no return, and to unleash that World War III they claim to be so afraid of.”
Medvedev recalled the outcome of previous such actions, as can be seen in the “history of operations conducted by the United States and its allies in various regions of the world, [including] the tragedies of Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and numerous African countries.”