Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has signed a decree banning weapons supply to Ukraine, explaining the decision by the obligation to protect his own country’s security.
The order makes it clear that NATO weapons cannot be transported from Hungary’s territory to the war zone of Ukraine.
In a video statement, published on Monday on Facebook, the NATO member said that the decree has been released following an assessment of the hostile situation in Ukraine.
Hungary will not send neither soldiers nor weapons to Ukraine, nor will we allow the transfer of deadly weapons in our territory.
The decree banning weapons supply to Ukraine allows NATO forces to be stationed in Hungary and authorizes the transport of weapons shipments via its territory to other NATO members.
Hungary, unlike many of its Western partners, condemned Russia only two days after the offensive had begun, with the country’s President Janos Ader saying that Hungary shared the joint position of the EU and NATO.
Later on, PM Victor Orban confirmed that his country would not veto EU sanctions against Moscow. Orban also pledged support to thousands Ukrainian refugees which are fleeing from the conflict to Hungary.
The Russian attack on Ukraine has stated goals of demilitarize the Kiev regime, protecting the Donbass ethnic minority people, but also defending Russia’s own security against NATO.
The West responded to the offensive with harsh sanctions, targeting various sectors of the country’s economy as well as Russian top officials.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.