The presidents of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland and Romania signed a joint statement protesting the annexation of Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russian army.
The communiqué states that its signatories visited war-torn Kiev and saw with their own eyes evidence of Russian aggression. The heads of state believe they cannot remain silent while Russia openly violates international law.
However, Slovakian news outlet Napunk reports that the name of Hungarian President Katalin Novák is “noticeably missing” from the joint statement.
HVG sent a question on this matter to the office of the President of Hungary.
Chancellor Minister Gergely Gulyás said during the Government Information briefing on Thursday that Hungary would not recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russians. [Magyar Narancs]