Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungary must stay out of the military conflict unfolding in eastern Europe.
According to MTI, the prime minister spoke after visiting the Armed Forces’ Integrated Centre of Operations where he met Defense Minister Tibor Benkő and the military officers working to guarantee Hungary’s security, saying the situation in eastern Europe remained “serious and tense”, and everything possible must be done to avoid war. PM Orbán said what mattered most was the country’s security. He rejected proposals by the left on sending troops and weapons to Ukraine.
In a Facebook video, the prime minister said Hungary should contribute to international efforts aimed at restoring peace, while the military should be prepared to handle the situation in cooperation with the police “should things turn for the worse with refugees coming”. “I got the impression today that we can do that, and the security of Hungary is in the right hands,” PM Orbán said.
PM Orbán’s press chief has confirmed that the prime minister will attend a special summit of European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
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