“Backing an authoritarian loser, such as Vladimir Putin, will have consequences. It already has on the Polish–Hungarian friendship”, former Polish minister of foreign affairs and national defense Radoslaw Sikorski tells Válasz Online.

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The Russian government has put the sole remaining major independent news outlet, Meduza, in front of its administrative death squad. In his interview to Válasz Online, editor-in-chief Ivan Kolpakov explains why.

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Válasz Online asks Mikhail Kasyanov, who has been a harsh critic of his former boss since 2005, about the prospects of the opposition after the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and about the Hungarian-Russian friendship blossoming since 2010. Moreover: as a Russia liberal, would he hand back Crimea to Ukraine?

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Maria Kalesnikova believes even with the governance of the current opposition Belarus would not turn away from Russia towards the West.

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What should a son do when his father was responsible for exterminating millions of Jews and Poles?

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The former foreign minister and Sejm Marshal, whom we met at EPP’s congress last week, also says he does not miss Fidesz any more while the helm that takes the Hungarian party back to EPP is entirely in Viktor Orbán’s hands.

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“We do not support individuals and candidates, we support principles”, says the US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations asked by Válasz Online. When it comes to president-elect Volodimir Zelensky, Ambassador Kurt Volker admits democracy is a risky thing while suggesting that if the new president made any meaningful concession to Russia to have a settlement […]

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“You can never tell what freedom looks like“, relaxes himself the loudest founding father of Brexit asked by Válasz. Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP, is not even sure how will his homeland look like after leaving the EU in 43 days therefore he is rather about to continue as an MEP. Meanwhile he […]

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He has never been concerned about what Russia thinks; notwithstanding, he is wary of the installation of a permanent US military base in Poland. In an exclusive interview to Válasz, the former commander of the US Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, underlines that the modernisation of the Hungarian Army is on the right trajectory but […]

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An Oxford alumnus, war correspondent of The Sunday Telegraph from Afghanistan, former minister of national defence and foreign affairs as well as a one-year speakership of the Polish sejm before a rather disgraceful exit from politics due to a major bugging scandal and the 2015 election defeat of his party, the Civic Platform (PO). Yet, […]

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