VIENNA, June 10. /TASS/. Hungary advocates financing peace, not war and therefore does not supply arms to Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Kossuth Radio on Friday.
"The Hungarian government is nearly the only one in Europe who says that it is necessary to support peace, not war," he said, reiterating that as opposed to other EU countries and the US, Hungary refused to deliver weapons to Ukraine, not willing to be drawn into the Ukrainian conflict.
The Hungarian prime minister asserted that "Ukraine has the right to self-defense." However, he thinks that "the real issue is what Westerners and Americans are doing" supplying arms, munitions and military equipment to the Ukrainian army. "The funds should be used in order to attain peace," and not to continue the war, the official emphasized, reiterating that Hungary from the start supported settling the Ukrainian conflict diplomatically.
"If Hungary doesn’t begin speaking in a voice of peace and nobody talks in this voice, then the peace will never come," he stressed.
That said, Orban suggested that there are forces in the West interested in the continued conflict in Ukraine. "There are business circles that will finance the war, for example, George Soros," he noted. The Hungarian-born US businessman is considered to be an ardent opponent of Hungary’s current government. The prime minister asserted that harsh measures should be taken against "warmongers".