Hungary is willing to help all refugees arriving from Ukraine but must stay out of the war, the state secretary for church and minority relations said when visiting aid points on the Hungarian-Ukrainian border with a delegation of the Spanish Vox party on Saturday.
Miklós Soltész, who also heads Hungary’s National Humanitarian Coordination Council, and the delegation headed by Vox MEP Jorge Buxade visited aid points in Beregsurány, Lónya and Barabás and delivered donations to each.
Hungary has received some 550,000 refugees in the past 40 days, Soltész said, and praised the contributions of charity organisations and localities near the border.
Over 870 million forints (EUR 2.4m) in donations have flowed in from private citizens, he added.
Buxade said Spain was in solidarity with Ukraine and “tries to help Hungary too”.
He highlighted the importance of “distinguishing between refugees arriving in Hungary from Ukraine and those flowing as migrants into Hungary and other parts of Europe from elsewhere, as the latter continues to be a huge challenge for our continent”.