Hungary has continued to support Ukraine “extremely generously” over the years, and the latter also strongly expects the rights of the Hungarian community in Transcarpathia to be respected, said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in Riga on Wednesday.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ahead of a meeting with NATO and Georgian counterparts Dmitro Kuleba and David Zalkalian, NATO chief journalists said that Hungary had not withdrawn its support for Ukraine in recent years.
As an example, he mentioned that most of the natural gas from the west came to Ukraine last year, and the government provided holidays for thousands of Ukrainians whose parents were involved in the fighting in the eastern part of the neighboring country.
offer Dozens of Ukrainian soldiers have received hospital treatment in Hungary, and Hungary has donated more than a hundred ventilators to Ukraine and continues to provide financial support to hospitals, cultural institutions, schools and churches.
We are extremely generous and will continue to do so
He only expresses that the Ukrainian authorities hope that the right to the Hungarian community will be upheld in the future, because according to him, most of the violations are ongoing.
He then repeatedly called for the restitution of the deprived minority rights.
Regarding the possible arms of NATO member states in Ukraine, Péter Szijjártó reported that the issue should be discussed during the meeting of the foreign ministers of the military alliance.
What matters to us is to be in the area after we have very bad memories of the Cold War.
he said, adding that Central Europe had always been the loser in a conflict between East and West.
We want to live in a peaceful and stable environment and we want everyone to respect that
he pointed out.
The minister was then asked about the future of Georgia’s possible accession to NATO. In this regard, he believed that the Alliance should take Tbilisi’s efforts in this direction much more seriously than at present and help the integration process.
He pointed out that of the non-NATO countries, Georgia has made the largest contribution to the mission in Afghanistan and is generally involved in the organisation’s operations. “I don’t know what else we could expect,” he said.