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NATO limits intelligence sharing with Hungary

Jun 13, 2024

NATO has restricted intelligence sharing with Hungary due to concerns about the country's position on the Alliance.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to VSquare.

A NATO official in Brussels told the publication that the Alliance's decision means that Hungary receives less information from its allies, both bilaterally and through NATO's central channels.

"The problem is that the consequences are felt by all, as Allies share less sensitive intelligence information through NATO's central channels, knowing that Hungary is also among the recipients," he said.

According to the official, due to these restrictions, NATO has created separate channels for the transmission of information to which Hungarian representatives do not have access and are not even aware of them.

As a former employee of a European intelligence agency explained, the main issue for NATO is Hungary's political leadership.

"Even if we trust their senior intelligence officers, ultimately, if we share information with them, it can end up in reports that end up on Orban's desk," he said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 14/06/2024

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