Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: Facebook

Szijjarto: Not up to Ukrainian president to decide if Hungary’s behaviour as NATO member appropriate

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Sunday that it was "fortunately" not up to the Ukrainian president to decide if Hungary's behaviour as a NATO member was appropriate or not.
30. April 2023 16:17

Szijjarto responded to recent remarks by Volodymyr Zelensky stating that “Hungary’s behaviour as a NATO member is inappropriate”. In an interview with Finnish, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian journalists, Zelensky said “it is a very strange situation, can a NATO country be for Russia and against NATO?”.

Szijjarto said “fortunately, this is not up to him to decide”.

Hungarians have already paid an extremely high price for the war in Ukraine. Many Hungarians, members of the ethnic Hungarian community in Transcarpathia, have died in the war, he said on Facebook.

If Zelensky’s remarks mean that the Ukrainian president thanks Hungary for “letting in and looking after more than a million refugees from Ukraine” and if he thanks us that “we are continually sending aid”, then “we say certainly, and they can continue to rely on us in the future”, Szijjarto said.

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