Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch said that contrary to claims by the opposition Socialist Party, Hungary is part of the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism along with all other member states. In a video message, Deutsch cited Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi as having said that Hungary was the only member state not participating in the bloc’s Civil Protection Mechanism. “Contrary to István Ujhelyi’s deceitful claims, the truth is that Hungary — along with every other EU member state — is part of the bloc’s civil protection programme,” Deutsch said. As part of the program, Hungary will send a large amount of medical equipment to Ukraine, including Transcarpathia and beyond, he said. Deutsch noted that Hungary has already sent HUF 600 million (EUR 1.5m) worth of aid to Ukraine outside the Civil Protection Mechanism.