The fact that as many as 35 countries are sending weapons to the Ukrainian battlefield indicates that we can no longer talk about a local conflict, a state secretary of the cabinet office said on Thursday.
In a video posted on Facebook, Csaba Dömötör said “it is no exaggeration to say that this road leads to a world war”.
Dömötör said 17 countries had offered to send tanks and not only European countries were sending weapons, which showed an escalation. Australia, Sudan, Pakistan and the United States are also sending arms, he said, adding that the US were providing 2 billion dollars worth of weapons.
Dömötör noted that Germany’s Ukraine war policy had started with 5,000 combat helmets, while today they are sending not only anti-tank weapons and rockets but also Leopard tanks. Sweden and Spain are also sending such tanks, he added.
And now the debate is about whether fighter jets should be provided, Dömötör said. “We are really just a hair from sending European soldiers being on the agenda,” he added.
Although arms shipments are decided at the member state level, he said, the Brussels institutions are “on the same war track”. Both the president of the Commission and the head of the Council would send more weapons, which has been confirmed by the European Parliament, Dömötör said.
Finally, he dismissed the arguments that if we send more weapons, the war will end sooner. “This is what they said in 1914. We should stop now,” Dömötör said in the video.