Hungary will oppose sending NATO troops to Ukraine – Szijjártó

Sending NATO troops to Ukraine will violate the alliance’s decision not to intervene in the Ukrainian conflict, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has said.

Péter Szijjártó recalled that about two years ago the North Atlantic alliance decided not to intervene in the Ukrainian conflict, which is why ground troops could not be sent to Ukraine. He stressed that Hungary had not and would not supply weapons and would not introduce any troops to Ukraine.

“There is a NATO decision, which we support, and this is our common decision that does not allow sending any ground troops to Ukraine. Because that would be a violation of our common NATO decision. We will never accept it,” Peter Szijjarto told RIA Novosti.

The Hungarian foreign minister added that sending NATO troops to Ukraine would bring the world closer to the start of World War III and expressed confidence in the need to avoid it.

“I must tell you that after this statement by President Macron, I was very encouraged by the words of the vast majority of European leaders, because almost all of them have made it very clear, including the NATO secretary general, that there are no such plans and no such intentions. And I very much hope that will be the case. Because it is obvious that if NATO troops appear in Ukraine, we will come very close to what we do not want, namely World War III, which I hope we can avoid,” Szijjártó said.

We shall remind you that earlier the Hungarian authorities said that the country would co-operate with Russia “without looking at other countries”.