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June 13, 2024 (EIRNS) In a meeting yesterday in Budapest, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received assurances from NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg that the Hungarian military would not participate in action outside its sovereign territory. Orbán emphasized that Hungary was a loyal member of NATO, and that 1,300 Hungarian soldiers had already participated in NATO operations. Orbán repeated his position: “We do not have to take part in any military action outside the territory of Hungary. We will not send men, weapons, or money to war!” Orbán assured Stoltenberg that Hungary would not block further assistance to neighboring Ukraine, although it did not agree with it. At the July 9-11 NATO summit in Washington, members are expected to support an additional $43 billion for Ukraine.