The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova commented on Sunday, July 4, the criticism of the European Union (EU) countries in relation to Hungary because of the law passed by Budapest to ban LGBT propaganda.
According to Zakharova, after Hungary adopted a law banning LGBT propaganda, which was democratically approved, “European grandees began to crawl into the internal life of a sovereign state, like a teremok, one after another.”
At the same time, the official representative of the Russian foreign policy department drew attention to the fact that Budapest was criticized, in particular, from France, Germany and the Netherlands. Whereas the head of the Hungarian government, Viktor Orban, was refused to publish his point of view on this law in the newspapers of the EU member states.
“Apparently, from the point of view of the values of the European Union – the continent that gave the world Niccolo Machiavelli, Immanuel Kant and Seren Kierkegaard – it is fundamentally important that children of primary school age understand all the intricacies of the gender and sexual preferences of some adults, practicing them on their own body and psyche. before obtaining basic knowledge about the world around us, ”Zakharova wrote in Telegram.
She suggested that “as if these are the great European values, and not humanism, pluralism and solidarity.” At the same time, she stressed that “so be it, this is the business of the West.”
“But it is precisely in the EU documents that it is written: let everyone be himself, unity in diversity, in varietate concordia!” – said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Zakharova also stressed that “they are called non-progressive.” However, progress, she clarified, is an evolution towards the better.
“And if the road leads to the wrong place, from the point of view of millions? Is there really not enough different types of dictatorship in the past, and no one notices that a liberal dictatorship has been nurtured in the center of Western democracy? ” – added the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Earlier, on June 15, the Hungarian National Assembly passed a law banning the promotion of homosexuality among children under 18. According to the publication The guardian, Orban’s ruling party, which constitutes the parliamentary majority, drew attention to the fact that such information can negatively affect the development of the child, as well as interfere with the formation of his moral principles. Several EU countries have spoken out against this law.
On June 23, Senator Alexei Pushkov stressed that the new Hungarian law does not violate anyone’s rights, since the ban was introduced not on LGBT culture itself, but only on its propaganda.
On June 24, leaders of 17 of the 27 EU countries signed a document calling on Hungary to repeal the law and respect human rights. Edition Reuters noted that the letter, in particular, was signed by the French leader Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte.