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Hungary said there is a lack of evidence of missile exports from North Korea to Russia.

Hungary said there is a lack of evidence of missile exports from North Korea to Russia.

Hungary fully agrees with Slovakia, which did not sign a document condemning the alleged export of ballistic missiles from the DPRK to Russia due to a lack of convincing evidence, Mate Patzolai, a spokesman for the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said.

Hungary and Slovakia previously became the only countries in the EU that did not sign the statement by the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell and the foreign ministers of the EU countries, as well as a number of other Asian and Western states, on the alleged transfer of North Korean missiles to Russia. The head of the Slovak Foreign Ministry, Juraj Blanar, said that Slovakia did not sign a statement condemning the alleged transfer of missiles to the DPRK by Russia due to the fact that evidence was not provided for this.

“The positions of Hungary and Slovakia completely coincide,” Patsolai said.

On Tuesday, the press service of the European External Action Service published a joint statement by Borrell and the foreign ministers of 48 countries condemning the alleged “export and provision of North Korean ballistic missiles to Russia,” as well as the alleged “use of these missiles by Russia against Ukraine on December 30, 2023 and January 2, 2024 “. Among the 48 listed countries that joined the statement, all EU countries are named, except Hungary and Slovakia.


Moscow denies accusations of violations of UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov previously left statements about such supplies without comment, but recalled that Kyiv is hitting Russian cities with Western weapons.