Despite the Orbán government’s rhetoric, Hungary’s position should not become an issue at the Alliance summit.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva believes that Hungary’s position will affect the decision of the NATO summit in Vilnius, which will be held on July 11-12.
This is his opinion expressedanswering the question of the Interfax-Ukraine agency, whether Hungary’s position could become a problem.
“Despite the public rhetoric, I don’t think so. I want to be sure that this will not happen and the consensus will not be violated by this country,” Zhovkva said.
Earlier it was reported that NATO countries are close to reaching a consensus on Ukraine’s accession to the Alliance.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, emphasized that he expects official security guarantees from the summit of heads of state and government of NATO members.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the issue of inviting Ukraine to membership will not be discussed at the NATO summit, but the question of how to bring Ukraine closer to the Alliance will be considered. In Vilnius, a “multi-year aid package” will be adopted for Ukraine, which, in particular, will provide for the modernization of the Armed Forces. According to Stoltenberg, this will bring Ukraine into compliance with NATO standards.
It will be recalled that the spokesman of the Hungarian government, Zoltan Kovacs, published a column entitled “The European Union and NATO have de facto become a party to the war in Ukraine.” According to him, this happened because of the supply of weapons to the Armed Forces.