Hungary will neither ship nor allow weapons transits to Ukraine

Hungarian Prime Minister Biktor Orbán. (Facebook)
By Dénes Albert
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Hungary will not send troops and weapons to Ukraine and neither will it allow the transit of weapons there, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday.

“We live in tumultuous times. The National Security Operative Group also met this morning,” Orbán said in a video posted on his Facebook page.

The prime minister emphasized that they had reviewed the latest developments in the Russo-Ukrainian war.

“We are in a state of war, in which case calm is necessary. It is in the interest of the Hungarian people to keep Hungary out of this war, so Hungary will not send weapons or soldiers to the war zone,” Orbán said.

Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér (L) Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Defense Minister Tibor Benkő (R) at the meeting of the National Security Operative Group on Monday, February 28. (Facebook)

As the prime minister said, they also had to decide whether to allow arms shipments across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border.

“We have decided not to allow such shipments because Hungarians live in Transcarpathia and we cannot support any move that could endanger their security,” the prime minister explained regarding the decision, emphasizing that Hungarians will, of course, provide humanitarian aid.

“Hungarian aid shipments arrived in Ukraine yesterday and today, and we are constantly taking care of the refugees arriving from there,” said Orbán.

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