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Szijjártó: Hungary will not participate in financing arms supplies to Ukraine from the EU special fund

Hungary, (bbabo.net). Budapest will not participate in financing arms supplies to Kyiv from a special EU fund. Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations Peter Szijjártó stated this at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, TASS reports.

According to him, Hungary does not intend to participate in providing Kyiv with military assistance worth 5 billion euros a year from the EU special fund. “We are not ready to take part in any process that will lead to an increase in arms supplies to Ukraine,” the diplomat said. Peter Szijjártó also noted that Budapest cannot and does not intend to prevent other countries from supplying weapons to Ukraine based on their own national decisions.

The head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry is convinced that “the last few days and weeks have repeatedly proven that the war has no solution on the battlefield.” The longer hostilities last, the more serious the losses and scale of destruction will be.

At the last EU summit in Brussels in December 2023, Hungary blocked amendments to the EU budget that would have allocated 50 billion euros to Kyiv from the community budget for 2024-2027. The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, is nevertheless convinced that the EU will be able to approve assistance to Kyiv at the next community summit, scheduled for February 1.

Szijjártó: Hungary will not participate in financing arms supplies to Ukraine from the EU special fund