The foreign minister has highlighted that if the left wing wins the parliamentary election, they will immediately approve sanctions on natural gas and crude oil supplies and they will immediately start weapons transports to Ukraine.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on Facebook that Péter Márki-Zay, the “the prime ministerial candidate of the left”, had sent a message to the Ukrainian president in a Twitter post, showing that they had struck an agreement. They have agreed that if the left-wing forms the next government in Hungary, they will immediately vote in support of sanctions on natural gas and crude oil supplies and start weapons transports to Ukraine, Minister Szijjártó said. The Twitter message supports earlier information about the existence of such an agreement, he added. Minister Szijjártó said Hungary would suffer immediate and serious consequences if that agreement were fulfilled. The start of weapons deliveries would immediately get Hungary involved in the war because they would be military targets, he said. The approval of the sanctions on crude oil and natural gas supplies would threaten fuel supplies and heating in Hungary, and it would result in the economy getting to the verge of a standstill, he added.
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