Hungary’s government will work to protect the country and keep it out of the war in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said ahead of the NATO summit starting on Thursday.
“NATO’s current official stance on the war under way in Ukraine fully coincides with Hungarian interests: NATO is not at war, and we have to do everything to keep it so.
NATO, as an alliance, does not deliver weapons and we must make sure that this war does not spill over Ukrainian borders,” Szijjártó said in a Facebook post late on Wednesday.
Szijjártó expressed hope that the official stance would remain unchanged after the summit. “Unfortunately, several dangerous proposals have surfaced recently.
We have to make clear that closing the airspace over Ukraine or sending peacekeepers into the country would mean war between Russia and NATO in the air or on the ground, respectively. The most important task is to avoid that,” he said.