Peter Szijjarto: Hungary has a clear position on this

Peter Szijjarto: Hungary has a clear position on this


Today, Peter Szijjarto, the head of Hungarian diplomacy, said on Wednesday (April 6th) that his country has a clear position on the war in Ukraine and will not accept any insult.

Specifically, the Foreign Ministry in Budapest summoned the Ukrainian ambassador for what he described as offensive statements against Hungary, according to information provided by the head of Hungarian diplomacy and taken over by dereuters.com.

Peter Szijjarto wrote on his Facebook page that Hungary has a clear position on the war in Ukraine.

Thus, “We have condemned the military aggression, we have supported the sovereignty of Ukraine, we have accepted hundreds of thousands of refugees and we have sent hundreds of tons of food and other donations,” the Hungarian foreign minister said.

The Budapest government considers the security of the Hungarians a priority

At the same time, the Budapest government considers the security of the Hungarians a priority, according to information provided by the Foreign Minister.

In his opinion, “This is not our war, we want to stay and we will stay out of it,” Szijjarto added, noting that his country will not risk the peace and security of the Hungarians and will not send weapons or vote for energy sanctions. Against Russia.

He also said that the Hungarians had expressed their “clear and easy to understand” opinion in this regard in Sunday’s general election, in which the ruling Fidesz party won a resounding victory.

“We can see that Ukraine would have wanted another outcome in its interest, and we will not discuss this: they put the interests of the Ukrainians first and we do the same for the Hungarians,” he said.

However, “statements about totalitarianism in development, that Hungary is complicit in the war or that the decision of the Hungarians is unfortunate are unacceptable,” said Peter Szijjarto.

“It is time for Ukrainian leaders to stop insulting Hungary and to recognize the will of the Hungarian people,” Szijjarto concluded.

The European Commission has decided to launch an unprecedented procedure against Hungary

The European Commission has previously decided to launch an unprecedented procedure against Hungary for suspending the payment of EU funds in case of violation of the rule of law, European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen announced in a plenary session of the European Parliament on Tuesday. in Strasbourg.

Therefore, “We will send the official notification letter to trigger the conditionality mechanism. Commissioner (Johannes) Hahn has informed Hungarian officials that we will send the official letter of formal notice to activate the mechanism, “said Ursula von der Leyen, referring to the European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources.