The foreign minister has underlined how Hungary is maintaining its Ukraine arms delivery ban.
Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, on the second day of a NATO meeting of foreign ministers, Péter Szijjártó said NATO, as an organization, has repeatedly declared that it is not a participant in the conflict and will not supply weapons to Ukraine. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the war had entered a new phase and preparations must be made for a war that could last for several years. NATO members agreed that everything should be done to prevent the war from spilling beyond Ukraine’s borders, he said, adding NATO’s current strategy may have to change accordingly. “This is not our war,” Minister Szijjártó said, adding that the most important aim was to stay out of the conflict and to advance the swiftest possible restoration of peace. In Hungary’s general election at the weekend, Hungarians expressed more clearly than ever that they want peace and security, he said. Any transit of weapons across the territory of Hungary would result in direct security threat, and based on the “nation’s decision”, Hungary will not allow direct weapon deliveries to Ukraine, he added.
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