Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: Facebook

Szijjarto: Ukrainian FM levying ‘false allegations’ against Hungary

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba "has once again levied false allegations against Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Hungary" in connection with 11 Ukrainian soldiers brought to Hungary by the Russian Orthodox Church, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Facebook on Tuesday.

The 11 soldiers, who had been taken prisoners of war by Russia, came to Hungary as a result of the work of the church and the Hungarian Maltese Charity, and without participation of Hungary’s government, Szijjarto said.

The soldiers have free movement within the country, “they do as they please and can contact whoever they want,” he added. “Instead of mendacious attacks and personal slights, we should rejoice in the freedom of these 11 men,” he said.

“Should my Ukrainian colleague have any doubts or queries, he knows where to find me,” he said.

Hungary continues to support a swift peace, as the only way to put an end to the suffering of several tens of thousands of people, the foreign minister said.


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