"NATO is a defence alliance," Orbán said, adding that "it is not NATO's job to get involved in a military operation outside its territory."Continue reading
Hungarian soldiers will not bet sent to fight in Ukraine’s war if the United for Hungary coalition is elected to government, according to Péter Márki-Zay. In a meeting with NATO’s former Supreme Allied Commander Europe Wesley K. Clark, the Prime Ministerial candidate of the opposition alliance emphasized that a Hungary led by his administration would keep Hungarian soldiers within the country’s borders, maintaining security.
NATO guarantees Hungary’s security, as long as the NATO alliance remains strong, the war can be kept outside Hungary’s borders.”
This was stated by Péter Márki-Zay in a Facebook post sharing his meeting with former US Army Officer Wesley K. Clark. The prime ministerial candidate of the United for Hungary coalition of opposition parties clarified that he would not send Hungarian troops to fight in the war between Ukraine and Russia.
NATO does not want to send soldiers either, in other words, when we argue in favor of strengthening our NATO alliance, we do so with the intention of guaranteeing peace and security.”
In his post, Márki-Zay said Clark had also brought up that the Western world sees Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as Putin’s “puppet.” According to the post, Clark argued that Orbán’s back and forth maneuvering between Russia and the West is an attempt to weaken Hungary’s transatlantic and European ties.
Márki-Zay said the neighboring war is an affirmation of his stance that the April 3rd election is a decision between the East and the West, either “the Hungarian Putin or Europe,” the wrong or the right side of history.
The Hungarian government and pro-government public media has consistently accused the opposition leader of planning to send Hungarians to fight in Ukraine, an accusation which he has denied several times.
Featured photo illustration by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI