Hungary Takes Action Against Lethal Weapons On Their Way To Ukraine
Hungary has announced on Monday that they are banning lethal weapons from being able to pass through the country on their way to Ukraine, according to officials.
Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto stated that the reason for the ban is to try and avoid Hungary being pulled into the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
In other words, they are cowards.
“The reason for making this decision is that such deliveries might become targets of hostile military action, and … we have to ensure the security of Hungary … that we are not getting involved in that war,” Szijjarto went on to remark, according to reports coming out of Reuters.
Hungary has condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine and given temporary housing and protection to the nearly 80,000 Ukrainian refugees crossing its border. It has also said that although the country will not be dragged into the war, it will support all sanctions against Russia.
Hungary’s announcement comes as Belarus is reportedly preparing to join Russia in its attack on Ukraine. Ukraine is not a member of NATO, meaning the help from Belarus will not trigger attacks from NATO forces, including the United States.
Russia and Ukraine agreed to talk Monday as the war stretched into its fifth day. However, Russia said Ukraine must “demilitarize and de-Nazify,” while Ukraine will demand a ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian forces. According to the United Nations, 500,000 Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the war, with 281,000 crossing into Poland.
I understand not sending troops into this war. That makes total sense. But denying the passage of lethal weapons to the people of Ukraine so they can adequately protect themselves?