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The countries of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) are preparing for a military mission in Ukraine, announced Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

But Budapest has refused to support this alliance, of which it is a member.

"NATO will have a military mission in Ukraine, but Hungary will not participate in it," said the Hungarian premier.

He added that Hungary will not support this idea either financially, technically, or with military personnel.

As explained by Hungarian PM’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyas, under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, Hungary "will not be obligated" to provide military assistance to NATO allies if their mission in Ukraine is attacked by Russia,.

NATO has confirmed the possibility of Hungary not participating in this mission. According to the Hungarian premier, he asked the secretary general of this organization, Jens Stoltenberg, to clearly explain that any military operation outside the NATO territory can only be voluntary. And this was confirmed by the secretary general, Orban added.

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