Tristan Azbej, State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and the Hungary Helps Program, paid a solidarity visit to Transcarpathia to assess the situation in the wake of the war in Ukraine.
After a visit to the Greek Catholic refugee camp in Velikij Bereznij (Nagyberezna), 50 kilometers from Uzhhorod (Ungvár), he indicated that Hungary has shown solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine from the very first minute. The country immediately opened its borders to “more than a million Ukrainian war refugees, to whom we offered all possible offers and assistance,” he added.
First in Transcarpathia, and soon afterwards in the inner regions of Ukraine, assistance programs were launched, and then “Hungarian governmental state support and assistance reached the war zone as well,” Tristan Azbej mentioned.
Speaking about the scale of the assistance, he said that Hungary has provided 130 billion forints (335.6 million euros) in aid to the victims of the war in Ukraine. Among other things, Hungary has undertaken to rebuild a school, a municipality, and a health center.
Featured photo via Facebook/Azbej Tristan