Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is “making way” for Russian President Vladimir Putin to weaken Europe, the head of the opposition Democratic Coalition said in a statement. Ferenc Gyurcsány insisted that neither Orbán nor Putin were interested in a strong European Union. “That is why Orbán has more bilateral meetings with the Russian president than with any of his European counterparts,” Gyurcsány said. He said Russia was a “hardly predictable power with a thousand issues”. “To cover up those problems they will kill journalists, if needed, imprison opposition figures, or occupy neighbouring territories,” he said. Gyurcsány warned that Hungary could become not a partner but a subordinate vassal to Russia.