Prime minister Viktor Orbán – Photo: PMO

Orbán: Hungary won’t send weapons, soldiers to war zone

Keeping Hungary out of the war in Ukraine is in the interest of the Hungarian people, so the country will not send guns or soldiers to the war zone, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday. Neither will Hungary allow lethal aid across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border, he said in a video statement.
28. February 2022 19:23

Orbán said that Hungary’s national security body which convened earlier today had decided against allowing weapons across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border.

“We’ve decided against allowing such shipments,” he said, adding that nothing should be allowed that would jeopardise the security of Hungarians living in Transcarpathia.

Orbán said that in the midst of war, sober-mindedness was required.

“Naturally, we’re providing humanitarian aid,” he said, noting that Hungarian aid shipments had arrived in Ukraine on Sunday and Monday.

The prime minister also noted that refugees arriving from over the border were being taken care of.

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