Hungary Agrees Not to Block NATO Support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that Hungary will not obstruct the military alliance's support for Ukraine. However, Hungary will not provide personnel or funds for Ukraine. This agreement will be discussed at a summit in Washington next month with U.S. President Joe Biden and other NATO leaders.

PTI | Brussels | Updated: 12-06-2024 16:18 IST | Created: 12-06-2024 16:18 IST
Hungary Agrees Not to Block NATO Support for Ukraine
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Wednesday that Hungary has agreed not to block NATO's military support for Ukraine. Despite this, Hungary will refrain from providing any personnel or financial aid to the war-torn country.

At an upcoming summit in Washington next month, U.S. President Joe Biden and other NATO counterparts are expected to finalize a new system to offer more predictable and long-term security and military training assistance to Ukraine.

In Budapest, Stoltenberg stated, 'Hungary will not participate in these NATO efforts and I accept this position,' after discussions with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Although Stoltenberg did not provide details on the logistics, he confirmed no Hungarian personnel or funds would be involved.

However, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban assured that Hungary would not oppose other NATO members' efforts to support Ukraine. 'The prime minister has assured me that Hungary will continue to meet its NATO commitments in full,' Stoltenberg added.

All decisions within NATO require consensus, effectively allowing any of its 32 allies to exercise a veto.

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