State Secretary Zoltán Kovács said no Hungarian military plane is involved in delivering weapons to Ukraine. In a Facebook post on Monday, Kovács accused the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate, Péter Márki-Zay, of “lying yet again” and spreading “fake news” to that effect. Kovács wrote that no weapons are passing through Hungarian territory to Ukraine and none is being handled by Hungarian personnel.
The state secretary said, however, that three Hungarian aircraft were performing tasks related to NATO’s heavy air transport capability in cooperation with several nations by providing international strategic military airlift capabilities to participating countries. Each participant can purchase flight hours for use of the aircraft for their own purposes, Kovács said. The purpose for which the aircraft were being used had not been requested by Hungary or the Hungarian Armed Forces, he added.
Photo credit: Facebook/Kovács Zoltán