The Hungarian authorities are alarmed by the ongoing supply of weapons to Ukraine and fear that some of the European countries will send their troops there. This was announced on Monday, February 27, by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the opening of the spring session of the national parliament.
According to Orban, lately “the whole of Europe is slipping step by step into war.” Thus, the European Union continues to transfer weapons to Kyiv – tanks have already been sent to Ukraine, and discussions are underway on the supply of fighter jets. All this, Orban stressed, raises serious concerns.
“If this continues, then there will be those who want to send troops to Ukraine,” Orban did not rule out.
He also drew attention to the position of the Hungarian government, which still advocates a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine. At the same time, Orban called on the deputies not to succumb to provocations, and to do everything so as not to be drawn into hostilities.
“We need a ceasefire, we need peace talks, so Hungary insists on peace from the rostrum of every international forum,” he concluded and added that Hungary supports the plan proposed by China to resolve the conflict.
Earlier, on February 25, the head of the Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Gergely Guiyash, said that the conflict in Ukraine could have been avoided if NATO had guaranteed at one time that it would not accept the country into the bloc.
He also recalled that Budapest stands for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine and calls on states to refrain from supplying weapons to Kyiv. He added that Hungary is under pressure from countries offering arms supplies to Ukraine, but will not change its position.
On February 15, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations Peter Szijjarto said that Budapest was in favor of early negotiations to resolve the situation in Ukraine, while the rest of the European Union (EU) members were waiting for more favorable conditions for Kiev. The diplomat called on the parties to the conflict to stop the fire and sit down at the negotiating table.
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