BUDAPEST, January 22. /TASS/. Hungary will not let itself be entrapped into the armed conflict in Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday.
"We are not drifting into the spiraling bloody war and want a ceasefire and peace talks," the M1 television channel quoted him as saying.
He vowed that Hungary will not yield to the pressure from other countries and will not change its position on the Ukrainian conflict. "Sirens luring us to ‘take the right side of history’ will not drag us into this trap. We must stay on the Hungarian side of history even in the most difficult situations," he stressed.
After the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, Hungary’s government expressed its supports for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and condemned Russia’s actions. However, it refused to supply Kiev with weapons. Moreover, Hungary came out against the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, arguing that they won’t help settle the situation in Ukraine but would only harm Europe’s economy. This position caused overt discontent in Washington, Brussels, and in many EU capitals.