Hungary will not send weapons to Ukraine but is among the first countries to urge for peace, Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communications, said in an interview broadcast by Italian television RAI on Sunday.
Kovács told Lucia Annunziata, an anchor for the programme In mezz’ora on RAI 3, regarded as a channel close to the left wing, that war never represented a solution but the conflict there concerned not only human rights but also international relations.
“Hungary stands on the side of peace, similarly to all countries neighbouring Ukraine,”
he said. Hungary supports all decisions by NATO and the European Union but will refuse to send weapons because it keeps national interests in view.
The war is a cause of great concern for the Hungarian government which considers the security of Hungarian ethnic minority in Ukraine a priority issue, he added.
HERE is the interview in full