As regards the war in Ukraine, NATO and Hungary are in full agreement, Tamás Menczer, the foreign ministry’s state secretary for communications, told public channel M1 on Friday.
Menczer noted that NATO has underlined that it is not a participant in the conflict, and it wants to ensure that the war does not spill over Ukraine’s borders.
Moreover, NATO, as an organisation, is not supplying arms. Hungary, he said, fully supports this position. Armed conflict must not be allowed to break out between NATO and Russia, he added.
He noted that the biggest humanitarian mobilisation in Hungary’s history, the Bridge to Transcarpathia programme, was under way, with the government cooperating with the six big charities which have received a total of 3 billion forints (EUR 7.9m) to carry out their work.
Speaking later to public broadcaster Kossuth Radio, Menczer said that despite Hungary’s humanitarian efforts, the Ukrainian president and his government were criticising the Hungarian election results and “the decision of the people”, and referring to totalitarian regimes in terms of Hungary acting as their accomplice. This, he added, was “unacceptable”. For this reason, the Ukrainian ambassador was summoned, and this was made clear to the ambassador, the state secretary said.
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