Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
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 government’s opposition to sending troops to Ukraine, following in the footsteps of French President Emmanuel Macron. Szijjártó’s remarks came after Macron stated last month that Western ground troops in Ukraine should not be “ruled out,” which caused panic and immediate pushback from most NATO allies.

Szijjártó emphasized the importance of words in diplomacy, expressing concern about the possibility of NATO member states sending troops to Ukraine. He pointed out that this could pose a serious security threat to Hungary and other countries in the region.

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.

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.

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