Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned Ukraine’s ambassador, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday.
In a Facebook post, Szijjártó said Hungary had a clear stance on the war in Ukraine. “We have condemned military aggression, stand by the sovereignty of Ukraine, have accepted hundreds of thousands of refugees and delivered hundreds of tonnes of food and other donations.”
At the same time, Hungary’s government sees the security of Hungarians as a priority, he said. “This is not our war, we want to and shall stay out of it,” he said.
The government will not risk the peace and security of Hungarians, and so will not “deliver weapons or vote for energy sanctions” against Russia,
Hungarians have given their “clear and easily understandable” judgment of the issue at Sunday’s general election, where ruling Fidesz won a landslide victory, he said.
“We can see that Ukraine would have had another outcome in their interest, and we do not discuss that: they put the interests of Ukrainians first, and we do the same for Hungarians,” he said.
However, “statements on fledging totalitarianism, Hungary being complicit in war, or the decision of Hungarians being lamentable are unacceptable,” he said.
“It is time Ukrainian leaders stopped insulting Hungary and acknowledged the will of the Hungarian people,”