Hungary will offer Ukraine a €37 million aid package in the coming days and unlimited care to wounded Ukrainian soldiers within Hungarian territory, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told a donor conference organized by Poland and Sweden in Warsaw on Thursday.
In his speech, the foreign affairs minister emphasized that Hungary does not want the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and wants peace to return to the region as soon as possible. Hungary is in favor of Ukraine and supports the country’s sovereignty, Szijjártó confirmed.
“We can make a clear distinction between who is attacking and who is being attacked,” the foreign minister told the conference. “We condemn the military aggression on the part of Russia and we condemn the serious violation of human rights, and we urge the immediate detection of the war crimes committed,” he added.
Hungary will provide care to wounded Ukrainian soldiers in Hungarian hospitals without any numerical restrictions, which will help decrease the medical burdens on Ukrainian doctors.
Szijjártó reiterated that Hungary’s solidarity is being proven by the fact that it has so far received 670,000 refugees and offered jobs to all of those who have opted to remain in Hungary for a long period of time. The country is also providing child refugees with education.
“We allow all refugees from Ukraine into Hungary and help them all,” he said.
Szijjártó detailed that the assistance offered by Hungary consisted of five elements. First of all, Hungary is ready to take part in the reconstruction of a school and hospital in the Kyiv region, but if Ukraine wants a different location, Hungary will adapt to Kyiv’s needs.
He said that as there are more and more internally displaced people arriving in the western part of Ukraine before the war. Hungary will provide them with mobile homes, and can start transporting them at any time.
Finally, Hungarian aid will cater for the care of 130 children in special hospitals, Szijjártó pledged, adding that the combined value of the aid package is approximately €37 million.
“As a third element, Hungary will provide thousands of scholarship places for students from Ukraine to continue their university studies,” he said.