Hungarian Foreign Minister Reiterates Opposition to Sending Troops to Ukraine Amid Concerns of Security Threats

Hungary’s top diplomat warns that presence of Western troops in Ukraine could lead to ‘world war’

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has reiterated his country’s opposition to sending troops to Ukraine. His comments come after French President Emmanuel Macron last month said that Western ground troops should not be ruled out. This statement caused panic and was met with immediate pushback from most NATO allies, although not all European leaders condemned Macron’s message.

Szijjártó expressed concern about the possibility of NATO member states sending troops to Ukraine, emphasizing the danger it poses in terms of security threats. He told TASS that “words matter,” and that Hungary would not be involved in any military action unless there is a clear threat to its own security.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has maintained communication with Russian President Vladimir Putin since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine two years ago. Orbán even congratulated Putin on his election win last month, which was widely criticized by most Western democracies as rigged. However, Szijjártó emphasized that Hungary keeps communication channels open with Russia, stating that Putin and Orbán can have discussions at any time if there is a need for interaction between the two leaders.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has reiterated his country’s opposition to sending troops to Ukraine. His comments come after French President Emmanuel Macron last month said that Western ground troops should not be ruled out. This statement caused panic and was met with immediate pushback from most NATO allies, although not all European leaders condemned…

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