Hungary must stay out of the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán declared in a video posted on his social media channels after visiting the operations center of the Hungarian armed forces on Wednesday.
“Under the leadership of the Minister of Defense, I met with the military officers who today guarantee the security of Hungary through their command work,” Orbán said in the one-minute video published on his Facebook page.
“The situation between Ukraine and Russia remains serious and even tense. We must do everything we can to avoid war,” he urged.
The Hungarian leader insisted that Hungary must stay out of this military conflict because “Hungary’s security is the most important interest.”
According to Orbán, there can be no question of accepting left-wing proposals to deploy soldiers and send weapons to Ukraine.
“Hungary needs to play a part in international efforts to restore peace, while preparing for the army to be able to deal with the situation if things go wrong and refugees arrive.
“Today, I get the impression that we are capable of that. Hungary’s security is in good hands,” the Prime Minister concluded.