Péter Szijjártó, who had a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu on the absolute necessity of maintaining gas supplies, said that “while Hungary is interested in maintaining European unity, we cannot allow the price of war to be paid by the Hungarian people.”
“Therefore, we will definitely avoid sanctioning energy supply, and (…) fortunately many of us in the European Union share this position,” he added.
He stressed that in these times of war in Ukraine, “our most important duty is to guarantee the security of our country,” adding that to this end, “we are resisting the pressure and the demands of the opposition and will not send troops or weapons to Ukraine; nor will we allow the transit of lethal weapons through our territory.”
He also underlined that at the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting on Friday, “we adopted a position in Hungary’s interest: Everything must be done to prevent a direct clash between NATO and Russia.”
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