Hungary’s standpoint and the national interest were successfully asserted at the NATO summit, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday, adding that Hungary will not send soldiers or weapons to Ukraine.
In a video statement, the prime minister said: “It has been accepted that we will not send weapons; neither will weapons be allowed through Hungarian territory on the way to Ukraine.”
NATO members, he added, had established a common position that preventing the war from spilling over the borders of Ukraine was of paramount importance, and that meant a no-fly zone was off the table.
“This is good news for Hungary,” he said.
Also, NATO has decided to strengthen central European countries neighbouring Ukraine — Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, he noted.
NATO forces will be stationed in Hungary in a defensive role, Orbán said.
“We await them: Turks, Italians and Croats, as well as Americans,” he said. Together with the Hungarian army, “they will guarantee the peace and security of Hungary and the Hungarian people,” he added.
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