Hungary has refused to allow NATO to send more troops

2022-08-01 0 By

Budapest, February 11 (Xinhua)Hungary’s Foreign Minister has said his country will not accept any further NATO troops on its territory amid continuing tensions in Ukraine and NATO’s deployment of more troops to Eastern Europe.In an interview with Euronews, Sjardo stressed that Hungarian troops are already deployed on Hungarian soil and they are also NATO troops, so there is no need for additional troops.Mr. Scialdo also called on the United States, the European Union and Russia to continue talks to avoid a “worst-case scenario.”The Press office of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the above statement can be regarded as the official position of the Hungarian government.Analysts say Hungary’s position differs from that of some countries in the region.Romania shares a common border with Ukraine and “we are well aware of the current security threat,” Romanian President Iohannis said Sunday after visiting the Miheil Kogelnicanu military base in eastern Romania with NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that it will deploy about 1,000 U.S. troops from Germany to Romania.It is reported that the first 100 US soldiers and some military equipment stationed in Germany have arrived in Romania on August 8 and 9, and eight US F16 fighter jets have arrived in Romania on the evening of November 11.Recently, russia-Ukraine relations have accelerated deterioration, with both sides deploying a large number of military personnel and weapons in the border area.The United States, Ukraine and NATO say Russia is massing troops near Ukraine’s eastern border in what they call an “invasion.”Russia denies this, saying NATO activities threaten its borders and that it has the right to deploy troops to defend its territory.(Participating reporter: Lin Huifen)