Hungary is a member of NATO, a united and strong alliance, Orbán said. “It is very strong indeed. Stronger than Russia,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said.
If Hungary shows it is ready to defend itself by “doing what is necessary” and deploy its armed forces to the border with Ukraine, its allies will also help, he said. “Together, we are stronger than anyone else,” which is the strongest guarantee for security in the world, he said.
NATO member states, Hungary among them, are the safest places in the world today,
At the same time, a war in a neighbouring country warrants “strategic calmness, a cool-blooded and reliable definition of Hungarian interests, and taking steps according to those interests,” he said.
Regarding energy prices, Orbán said prices had already been rising in the months before the war. The war has made that trend worse, which prompted Hungary’s government to cap the price of fuel and some basic foods, to protect its utility price cut scheme.
At the same time, a joint European solution to the issue is also necessary, he said. One of the reasons energy prices are rising is “policies made in Brussels… to intentionally, constantly increase energy prices” as a deterrent for people to use less, “to save the climate”.
Orbán called on “Brussels to suspend its energy policy based on price increase.”
No energy should be “penalised”, should it come from gas, coal or oil, Orbán said. “Today, the question isn’t what’s going to happen to the climate but what’s going to happen to our families”. “That is a question for the battles of the upcoming weeks,” he said.