Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s statement on Facebook after a meeting of the Cabinet
2 March 2022, Budapest

This is the seventh day of the war. The latest government meeting has just ended. We assessed the current situation. We reaffirmed Hungary’s continued resolve to send neither troops nor weapons to Ukraine. We reaffirmed that, in addition to this, no weapons will be allowed to pass through Hungary’s territory towards Ukraine. Our primary consideration is the lives and security of the Hungarian people, including Hungarians living in Transcarpathia. We cannot and shall not take any decisions that would lead others to target either settlements or people in Hungary, or Hungarians – and Ukrainians – living in Transcarpathia. It is of paramount importance for Hungary to stay out of this war. At the same time, Ukraine is our friend; they are in distress, and those in distress must be helped. We have launched one of the largest humanitarian operations in Hungary’s history. As a first step, we are sending 600 million forints’ worth of food, hygiene supplies and childcare products.