They want peace: Hungary refused to buy ammunition for Ukraine together with the EU
Hungary has decided not to participate in the EU project to purchase 1 million ammunition from Ukraine. Hungary's contribution of 10 million euros will be directed to the Balkans.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto confirmed that his country will not participate in the European Union's project for the joint purchase of ammunition for Ukraine in the amount of 2 billion euros.
Hungary will not interfere with the purchase of ammunition for Ukraine
Following the meeting of the heads of the foreign ministries of the EU member states in Brussels, Szijjártó confirmed the agreement on a plan to acquire one million artillery ammunition for Ukraine.
Szijjarto said the plan includes 1 billion euros from the European Peace Fund and an additional billion for the joint purchase of ammunition.
The Hungarian minister stressed that Budapest still does not want to supply weapons to Ukraine. According to him, Hungary “wants peace, we do not take part in this action.”
At the same time, Szijjártó said that Hungary would not “prevent others from doing what they want.”
Hungary's contribution to the European Peace Fund of approximately 10 million euros will be used for other purposes. In particular, as the head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said, “to ensure stability in the Western Balkans and reduce migration to the EU.”
The EU agreed on a plan for the purchase of ammunition for Ukraine
- The EU reached an agreement on the supply of ammunition for Ukraine and the replenishment of its own warehouses with shells.
- This information was confirmed by Estonian Prime Minister Kaya Kallas. She said that the plan for the joint purchase of ammunition provides for the supply of 1 million shells to Ukraine.
- Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur said that EU ministers had reached a political consensus on sending 1 million 155mm shells to Ukraine. According to him, the ammunition will be sent within 12 months.
- We add that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba at a meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of the EU countries urged them to increase the number and pace of supply of ammunition for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.