The radical Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party has called on the government to reject any possibility of a Ukrainian intervention in Moldova.
Party leader László Toroczkai reacted to a statement by Ukrainian defence intelligence head Kyrylo Budanov, who said Ukraine was prepared to intervene in Moldova to push out some 1,500 Russian peacekeepers from the Transnistria region. Such an operation could trigger a domino effect, Toroczkai said. Expanding the war could destabilise the region “and could be the preamble to the third world war”, he said.
The step could also “embolden” Romanian political forces that “have been long preparing to unite Moldova and Romania”, he said. An increase of Romania’s territory, population and strength would pose a serious security risk and “create a precedent by feeding Romanian territorial ambitions,” he said. Toroczkai called on Hungary’s foreign ministry to “make it clear that Romania can unite with Moldova only when Transylvania is reunited with Hungary.”
Fully 7,307 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Saturday, while another 7,023 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters (ORFK) said. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 300 people, ORFK told MTI on Sunday.
Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added. Budapest received 388 people, 186 children among them, by train, ORFK said.