Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba “has once again levied false allegations against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Hungary” in connection with 11 Ukrainian soldiers brought to Hungary by the Russian Orthodox Church.
Minister Szijjártó said the 11 soldiers, who had been taken prisoners of war by Russia, came to Hungary as a result of the work of the church and the Hungarian Maltese Charity, and without the participation of Hungary’s government. The soldiers have free movement within the country, “they do as they please and can contact whoever they want,” he added. “Instead of mendacious attacks and personal slights, we should rejoice in the freedom of these 11 men,” he said. “Should my Ukrainian colleague have any doubts or queries, he knows where to find me,” he said. Hungary continues to support a swift peace, as the only way to put an end to the suffering of several tens of thousands of people, the foreign minister said.