Hungary's Viktor Orban: 'The beginnings of the Russian invasion exposed cracks in the foundation of the illiberal ranks' (Photo: Council of the European Union)

Poland and Hungary's ugly divorce over Ukraine

Over one year into the war, the rift between Hungary and Poland only deepens. They used to call themselves partners-in-crime who would "steal [European money] horses together" (Jarosław Kaczyński in 2016).

Just three months before the invasion, Warsaw was so head-over-heels in love with Budapest that it hosted an international event for the crème de la crème of pro-Russia...

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