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Orban: A country at war cannot be a NATO member

Jun 27, 2023

Commenting on Ukraine's potential accession to NATO, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that a country at war cannot be a member of the Alliance.

He said this in an interview with the German publication Bild.

Orban was answering the question of whether Hungary would block Ukraine's accession to the Alliance when it is considered.


"I can't say that because the NATO treaty clearly states that those who are at war cannot be NATO members," the Hungarian prime minister said.

When asked if Ukraine could become a NATO member after the war, Orban did not give a direct answer. "Let us discuss this," he said.

Author - Olena Madiak, 27/06/2023

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