A spokesman for the foreign ministry said Hungary will not let itself be dragged into the war in Ukraine and continues to urge a ceasefire and peace talks.
Máté Paczolay reacted to Ukrainian deputy foreign minister Yevhen Perebyinis’s remark in an interview with Slovak daily SME Svet that “Hungary supports the destruction of the Ukrainian nation.” Paczolay told MTI: “This is an obvious provocation, not to mention in an appalling tone. We will not let anyone drag us into the war; we continue to urge a ceasefire and peace talks.” In the interview with SME Svet, Perebyinis said Hungary was directly aiding Russia by “blocking” sanctions against it, adding that Ukraine was disappointed in Hungary’s attitude. He said Hungary’s position that “the path to peace entails Ukraine giving up its resistance against Russia” was “disappointing”. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was to invade all of Ukraine as well as “the destruction of the Ukrainian nation”. This, he insisted, meant that “Hungary supports the destruction of the Ukrainian nation.”