The first missile attack on Ukraine’s Transcarpathia (Kárpátalja) region on Tuesday afternoon was probably targeted at a railway station, a foreign ministry official told public radio.
The foreign ministry is in constant contact with the Hungarian representation in Uzhorod (Ungvár), state secretary Tamás Menczer told Kossuth Radio. The attack started at 6pm on Tuesday and lasted two hours, he said. No casualties were reported, he said.
For the first time since the beginning of the war, a rocket attack hit Transcarpathia, hitting an infrastructure object in the mountainous region, damage assessment is ongoing
An electric substation and a railway station were hit.
According to the information, firefighters quickly arrived on the scene to prevent the fire from spreading further.
“It is important to note that the attack justifies our decision not to transport weapons to the war,” as the deliveries could easily become a target of Russian attacks, he said.
Regarding the European Union’s latest sanctions against Russia, Menczer said
Hungary “cannot support” sanctions that hit the energy sector.
Some 85 percent of gas and 65 percent of oil consumed in Hungary comes from Russia, and replacement is impossible from “one day to the other”, he said.
At the same time, the government agrees with diversifying European energy deliveries, “although we can only buy gas and oil from [countries] that have it,” he said.
Speaking on public current affairs channel M1, Menczer said
the Adria pipeline would require serious upgrades by Croatia if Hungary were to receive crude oil via that route.
It would also require the alteration of Hungarian refineries to process crude other than the Russian product, and such a conversion would take years, he said.
As we wrote yesterday, Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said that Hungary knew about the preparation of an attack on Ukraine and wanted to take part of the territory, details HERE.
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