Hungary is waiting for a report on how the millions of euros previously allocated by the European Union to Kyiv were spent, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations of Hungary Peter Szijjarto said.
“Brussels wants to allocate a new 20 billion euros for arms supplies to Ukraine. Serious pressure is expected today at the Council of Foreign Ministers in Brussels to approve this proposal, but the Hungarian position is still clear: we are waiting for a report on more than 10 million euros sent to Ukraine earlier,” Szijjarto wrote on Facebook.
Since the beginning of the conflict, Hungary has consistently opposed sanctions on Russian energy resources and sending weapons to Ukraine. In March 2022, the Hungarian parliament issued a decree prohibiting the supply of weapons to Ukraine from the country’s territory. The head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Peter Szijjarto, explained that Budapest seeks to secure the territory of Transcarpathia, where the Hungarians live, since the supply of weapons through its territory would become a legitimate military target for the Russian Federation. The country’s leadership has repeatedly stressed that Hungary stands for the early start of peace negotiations.