MOSCOW, October 25 – RIA Novosti. The Russian Ambassador in Budapest Vladimir Sergeyev really was summoned to the Hungarian foreign Ministry, told RIA Novosti press attache of the Embassy Irina Zvonova.
“Now is the time (the meeting – ed.) agreed, so I think it will happen tomorrow. I understand that it is connected with the statements of Dmitry Kiselev,” said Zvonova.
Hungarian media reported that Sergeev was summoned to the foreign Ministry over the statements of a leading program “Vesti Nedeli” Dmitry Kiselev about the events of 1956.
The discontent of the opposition party LMP has called the assumption that the events of 1956 in Hungary were the first “color revolution”, which could have involved Western intelligence agencies. The party is considered an insult.
Kiselyov told RIA Novosti that he does not refuse his words and expressed surprise at the reaction to journalistic work. He stressed that he expressed his opinion within the author’s program, guided by the principle of freedom of speech.
“The program we presented the memories of witnesses and participants of those events on both sides, not taking a position either one of them. If Moscow had summoned the Hungarian Ambassador to the foreign Ministry to each phrase of the Hungarian mass media about Russia, it would quickly wear down their shoes,” — said Kiselev.