Hungary has vowed never to send troops or weapons to Ukraine as the Kyiv war with Moscow progresses. The Hungarians also said it will not allow lethal weapons to transit its territory in order to maintain the safety of the country. The countryâ€™s Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjarto said this during a visit to Kosovo. â€œThe reason for making this decision is that such deliveries might become targets of hostile military action and â€¦ we have to ensure the security of Hungary â€¦ that we are not getting involved in that war,â€ Szijjarto said after meeting Kosovo Foreign Minister Donika Gervalla. Hungary, a member of both NATO and the European Union, has a Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, who is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Both leaders recently met in Moscow at the beginning of February, Al Jazeera reports. However, when Putin finally ordered the invasion of Ukraine last Thursday, Orban condemned the â€œmilitary actionâ€. He maintained, however, that his country would not be involved and would not assist Ukraine with military force. Since both countries share borders, Orban declared that he would allow Ukrainian refugees to be given temporary protection in Hungary. â€œEveryone fleeing Ukraine will find a friend in the Hungarian State,â€ Orban said.
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