Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Wednesday visited the Armed Forces’ Integrated Centre of Operations where he met Defence Minister Tibor Benkő and the military officers working to guarantee Hungary’s security.
Speaking after the visit, Orbán said the situation in eastern Europe remained “serious and tense”, stressing that all must be done to avoid war.
Hungary must stay out of this military conflict, the prime minister said, adding that what mattered most was the country’s security.
Orbán rejected proposals by the left on sending troops and weapons to Ukraine.
In a video, published on his Facebook page, the prime minister said Hungary should contribute to international efforts aimed at restoring peace, while the military should be prepared to handle the situation in cooperation with the police “should things turn for the worse with refugees coming”.
“I got the impression today that we can do that, and the security of Hungary is in the right hands,” Orbán said.
As we wrote today, Hungary will not veto European Union sanctions related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday, details HERE.
In view of escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő on Tuesday ordered the deployment of Hungarian servicemen to the east of the country. Details HERE.