NATO will protect Hungary “if we are ready to protect ourselves”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told his regular weekly interview to public radio on Friday.
“If a country wants peace it needs to have some power, which could come from two sources: from strength of its own and that of its allies”, he told Kossuth Rádió. “But if without its own strength, no counrty will have allies because nobody will risk their life or money to protect you while you are not prepared for your own protection,” the prime minister said.
That is the reason why Hungary started developing its military a few years ago,
Orbán said, adding that “if preparations are delayed for a conflict like this, the lost years cannot be made up for later”. “We must be solid as a rock,” he said.
Providing for the refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine is Hungary’s task, and “there’s no need to wait for anyone… waiting for Brussels would create serious problems at the border,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió today.
Some 70-80 percent of arrivals intend to move on from Hungary,
Orbán said. Those staying will need accommodation, food, healthcare, work and “education for the children in a few months”, he said.