Orbán and Szijjártó react to missile in Poland, calling for "strategic calm"

November 16. 2022. – 09:23 AM



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Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced that he had spoken with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, about yesterday's missile strike in Przewodów, Poland, near the country's border with Ukraine.

Zbigniew told him that Poland is investigating the missile strike and will inform Hungary once they have results. In a live Facebook video, Szijjártó also said that the Russian ambassador to Poland had been summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry and was handed a written note demanding an explanation for yesterday's events.

In addition, Poland has initiated convening a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, invoking NATO's fourth article. The Council will meet today at 10am.

"I think the most important thing right now is that strategic calm should prevail among decision-makers, in order to prevent tragic and uncontrollable consequences,"

the minister said. He also told the Polish foreign minister that if they need any help at all, Hungary is at their disposal.

Shortly after Szijjártó's announcement, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced in a social media post that

“The government has convened to evaluate the latest events in the Russian-Ukrainian war. Calmness is needed now.”

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