Ahead of parliament's spring session, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told MPs of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat parties that "there can be no winner in this war".
According to Magyar Nemzet, the prime minister said: “It is in Hungary’s national interest to stay out of the war." He insisted that the government would not change its position on the war in Ukraine. “Hungarians so decided in April and we will not send weapons or join any war coalitions,” PM Orbán told the paper. “We are not supporting anybody, because there can be no winner in this war.” Russia cannot win, because “the whole Western world is behind Ukraine,” he said, adding that “Russia is a nuclear power and cannot be cornered because that could trigger a nuclear war.” The “sole morally right” position is that of the ruling parties, Orbán said. Europe has weakened during the past year because “the Biden administration promotes its interests in Brussels with no constraint, to the detriment of European interests,” PM Orbán said. “The responses to the war … a tsunami of sanctions have started weakening the European economy, while it does not affect America, which is rich in energy,” he said.