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Head of Prime Minister's Office: Hungary not to provide transit for arms supplies to Ukraine

The Office of the Prime Minister explained it by the need to protect Zakarpattya, where about 100,000 ethnic Hungarians live.

Hungary will not allow transit for the supply of weapons to Ukraine. The head of the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyas, explained this by the "concern" for 100,000 ethnic Hungarians in Zakarpattya, the Suspilne reports citing the

Gulyas said that Hungary could provide transportation to Ukraine only through Zakarpattya Region, and it would not do it to protect the residents. According to him, each government decides for itself how far it wants to go in supporting Ukraine, but the intervention of "at least one NATO state" "could be the beginning of the Third World War".

For years, the Hungarian government of Orban took an openly pro-Russian position and opposed Ukraine in a number of issues. In particular, it obstructed the application of anti-Russian sanctions. In December, Budapest also opposed the provision of 18 million euros of EU aid to Ukraine.

Before that, the Hungarians said that they would not allow the Ukrainian military to train on their territory within the EU mission because they were "for peace".

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