Peter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungarians clearly understand that with all the attention on Kyiv, and the European Union “giving all its money to Ukraine”, it would be a tragedy for Europe if instability spread in the Balkans, compromising peace.
Minister Szijjártó said on Thursday that Hungary has provided 300 million forints (EUR 800,000) in support of the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s defense capability. The money will be re-channelled from resources originally allocated to financing NATO security forces in Afghanistan, he added. Szijjártó said it was Europe’s vital interest that it should not be confronted by another security challenge on top of the war in Ukraine. In its current state, the continent would not be up to the task of handling two security challenges at once, he added. He said Kyiv. Without peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there will be no peace and stability in the Balkans,” Minister Szijjáthe war in Ukraine made security in the Balkans all the more important, so the EU should take some serious steps to support stability and peace in the Balkans. “It is noticeable that they do not fully understand this in Europe, with all the attention onrtó said.