Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Wednesday visited the Armed Forces’ Integrated Centre of Operations where he met Defence Minister Tibor Benkő and the military officers working to guarantee Hungary’s security, the PM’s press chief said.
Speaking after the visit, Orbán said the situation in eastern Europe remained “serious and tense”, stressing that all must be done to avoid war.
Hungary must stay out of this military conflict, the prime minister said, adding that what mattered most was the country’s security.
Orbán rejected proposals by some opposition politicians on sending troops and weapons to Ukraine.
In a video, published on his Facebook page, the prime minister said Hungary should contribute to international efforts aimed at restoring peace, while the military should be prepared to handle the situation in cooperation with the police “should things turn for the worse with refugees coming.”
“I got the impression today that we can do that, and the security of Hungary is in the right hands,” Orbán said.
Featured photo via PM Orbán’s Facebook page