After several years of a tense relationship between the countries, Russia had decided to launch a military assault against Ukraine last week, shocking the world with the decision.
Following the attack, tens of thousands of people have started fleeing from war-struck Ukraine to neighbouring countries, including Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Since many Hungarians live in Ukraine, during the first wave, mostly people with Hungarian citizenship have arrived over the border, but since then, more and more people from the Ukrainian mainland also joined the refugees fleeing to Hungary.
Many refugees were taken by trains to the capital and were offered help by Hungarian people and the leadership of Budapest as well.
It came to the attention of Hvg that, in order to help provide accommodation for refugees,
Danubius Hotel Hungaria, the hotel right next to Keleti Railway Station and the one with the most rooms in Hungary, has reopened to take in refugees from Ukraine.
According to the hotel, they only planned to reopen next month, but considering the current situation, they have joined the help of refugees and, by mobilising the company staff, they successfully reopened the hotel to help refugees.
The hotel awaits refugees through partner organisations, and they are even provided the possibility to have meals in the hotel. The company is prepared to provide rooms for the coming weeks.
On another note, the war in Ukraine has caused problems and shortages in several sectors of the economy of many countries. One major factory that will be affected is the Audi factory in Győr.
According to Telex, the factory can fulfil all orders this week, but their operation is not assured next week. Since the factory is one of the major engine manufacturers for the Volkswagen Group, this could affect several brands under the Volkswagen Group.
The news outlet reports that the factory is purchasing cables for their engines and textiles for car seats from Ukrainian suppliers.
To the question of Telex, Audi Hungaria replied that they are already experiencing shortages in supplies, but thanks to their own reserves, they were able to continue production so far.
Volkswagen has announced that their factories in Zwickau and Dresden were unable to continue production from Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Source: Hvg.hu, Telex.hu