the special legal order will remain in place to enable swift government action
Hungary’s security is of paramount importance in the current situation; “it is in the country’s explicit interest that it should not drift into the war” in Ukraine, the prime minister’s chief of staff added today. The Hungarian government has “firmly decided” not to send troops to Ukraine, nor will it allow weapons to be transported across the Hungary-Ukraine border, Gergely Gulyás said.
Referring to “experts’ opinion and available information”, Gulyás said
there was a fair chance that “those shipments could be destroyed”,
adding that the Hungarian decision was serving the security of Transcarpathia and its people. The security of the local ethnic Hungarian minority is most important, Gulyás said. Many have been forced to leave Ukraine, he said, but added that men between 18-60 were now forbidden to leave the country, therefore “many families have decided to stay”.
Gulyás also noted the government’s position that refugees should be accommodated in the first secure country, which, for Ukrainian refugees, was Hungary.