Beginning the interview by describing the two, radically different policies present in Hungarian politics regarding the war in Ukraine, Prime Minister Orbán said that “it is quite obvious that in Hungary the national side [the governing Fidesz-KDNP coalition] says that this is a Russian-Ukrainian war, and we are Hungarians.” According to this view, Hungary is helping those who are in trouble, but at the same time, we are not taking a single step that could get the country into trouble.
“We would be getting involved in a war that is not our war, in which we have nothing to gain and everything to lose. So, the position of the national side is clear — we remain on the side of peace. We will not supply arms, we will not send soldiers, and we will not allow arms to pass through Hungary into Ukraine,” PM Orbán said. The position of the Left, he continued, is also clear. “They would send troops, they would allow the passage of arms shipments, and they would even send weapons,” he added.