Orbán: ‘Let’s preserve Hungary’s peace and security’
“Today we are stronger than before,” the prime minister said. “Together with our allies we are capable of maintaining our security.”
Orbán also highlighted the importance of protecting Hungary’s economy and preventing energy prices from rising. “We Hungarians must not be the ones to pay the price of war.”
He said Hungarians knew the consequences of war “all too well” from history and therefore must not “drift into an armed conflict”.
“We have to stay out of this war,” he said. “But we must help the Hungarians and Ukrainians who have left their homes behind fleeing from the war.”
Orbán thanked Hungarians for the help they have provided to those in need in recent days.
Ahead of the meeting, Orbán talked to Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and state secretaries of the foreign ministry, the prime minister’s press chief said.
Orbán said Hungary was taking part in European Union efforts to create peace, but will not send weapons or troops to Ukraine lest the step should risk Hungarian lives, Bertalan Havasi told MTI.