Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that keeping Hungary out of the war in Ukraine is in the interest of the Hungarian people, so the country will not send weapons or soldiers to the war zone. Neither will Hungary allow lethal aid across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border.
According to MTI, the prime minister said that Hungary’s national security body which convened yesterday had decided against allowing weapons across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. “We’ve decided against allowing such shipments,” he said, adding that nothing should be allowed that would jeopardise the security of Hungarians living in Transcarpathia.
PM Orbán said that in the midst of war, sober-mindedness was required. “Naturally, we’re providing humanitarian aid,” he said, noting that Hungarian aid shipments had arrived in Ukraine on Sunday and Monday. The prime minister also noted that refugees arriving from over the border were being taken care of. Meanwhile, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary has consented to the EU delivering weapons to Ukraine but will not be involved in the action on a bilateral basis and will not allow lethal aid to transit its territory.
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