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Szijjarto: Hungary had no reason to block financial help for Ukraine

Hungary's expectations had been fulfilled and therefore it had no reason not to support a proposal on financial help to Ukraine at the EU summit on Thursday, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview with Belgian VRT TV.
5. February 2024 6:09

In a video Szijjarto posted on Facebook on Sunday, he said a guarantee had been received that the money to be paid to Ukraine would not be the money that should be originally granted to Hungary. Additionally, the European Commission will prepare a yearly report and there will be a possibility for the Council to give guidance to the EC, he said.

“And the most important thing on top of this was that the European Union should not finance delivery of weapons with our participation,” Szijjarto said.

It became obvious that the money sent to Ukraine will serve the operation of the state, covering social expenditures and others, and not weapon deliveries, he added.

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