"It is time for Ukrainian leaders to stop insulting Hungary and to take note of the will of the Hungarian people," Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on his Facebook page on Wednesday, adding that Ukraine's ambassador to Budapest had been summoned to the ministry this morning.
In his post, Minister Szijjártó said that "we have been clear from the very beginning about the war in the neighboring country: we condemn military aggression, we stand by Ukraine's sovereignty, we will let in hundreds of thousands of refugees who are running for their lives, and we will deliver hundreds of tons of food and other donations in the largest humanitarian operation in the history of our country.”
At the same time, he continued, the security of Hungary and the Hungarian people is more important to us than anything else. "This is not our war, so we want to stay out of it and we will stay out of it," he wrote, adding that the government is not willing to risk the peace and security of the Hungarian people, "so we will not deliver weapons and we will not vote for energy sanctions." Minister Szijjártó said that on all these issues, the Hungarian people on Sunday expressed a clear opinion and made a clear decision.
"I think it was quite clear and well understood," he said. "We understand that the Ukrainians would have had a different interest, and we are not going to argue with them: their interest is the Ukrainian interest, and ours is the interest of the Hungarian people", Minister Szijjártó said, adding that "we cannot leave one thing unsaid: no one can afford to berate the democratic decision of the Hungarian people.”
He said that "statements about the establishment of totalitarian regimes, complicity in war and regret for the will of the Hungarian people are unacceptable.” "It is time for the Ukrainian leaders to stop insulting Hungary and to take note of the will of the Hungarian people", he said, adding that "in order to make this clear and understandable, we have summoned the Ukrainian Ambassador to Budapest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade this morning.”
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