Hungary’s embassy in Kyiv will remain open, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday in connection with the most recent missile strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and major cities, including the capital.
Szijjártó said he had spoken by phone with István Íjgyártó, Hungary’s ambassador to Ukraine, who told him that three blasts could be heard in the city. The embassy and its staff are safe, though internet service and power cut out sometimes, Szijjártó said. The decision on keeping the embassy open is being reviewed on a daily basis, he said.
Meanwhile, the minister said he had also spoken to József Bácskai, the consul-general in Uzhhorod (Ungvár), who is in contact with the governor of Transcarpathia. According to the governor, the western Ukrainian oblast has not been hit, Szijjártó said.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán decided to discuss the latest developments of the war in Ukraine at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, after a meeting of the Defence Council was convened on Tuesday, after two men died in Poland probably due to a missile strike, and the Druzhba pipeline suspended operation, the PM’s press chief said.
The cabinet session was scheduled to start at 8am in Budapest, Bertalan Havasi said. The meeting will discuss the situation in detail, especially in terms of Hungary’s military and energy security, he said.