Peter Marki-Zay - Photo: Facebook

Kovacs accuses opposition PM candidate of ‘lying again’; no weapons delivery to Ukraine

No Hungarian military plane is involved in delivering weapons to Ukraine, Zoltan Kovacs, the state secretary for international communications and relations, wrote on Facebook on Monday, accusing the opposition's prime ministerial candidate, Peter Marki-Zay, of "lying yet again" and spreading "fake news" to that effect.

No weapons are passing through Hungarian territory to Ukraine and none are being handled by Hungarian personnel, Kovacs wrote.

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, Kovacs said. The purpose for which the aircraft were being used had not been requested by Hungary or the Hungarian Armed Forces, he added.

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