Foreign ministry: Hungary won’t let itself be dragged into war
Mate Paczolay reacted to Ukrainian deputy foreign minister Yevhen Perebyinis’s remark in an interview with Slovak daily SME Svet that “Hungary supports the destruction of the Ukrainian nation.”
“This is obvious provocation, not to mention in an appalling tone,” Paczolay told MTI. “We will not let anyone drag us into the war; we continue to urge a ceasefire and peace talks.”
In the interview with SME Svet, Perebyinis said Hungary was directly aiding Russia by “blocking” sanctions against it, adding that Ukraine was disappointed in Hungary’s attitude.
He said Hungary’s position that “the path to peace entails Ukraine giving up its resistance against Russia” was “disappointing”. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was to invade all of Ukraine as well as “the destruction of the Ukrainian nation”. This, he insisted, meant that “Hungary supports the destruction of the Ukrainian nation.”