BUDAPEST – Over 120,000 people fleeing Ukraine have taken shelter in Hungary since the onset of the Russian attack on Ukraine.
Gergely Gulyas, the chief of staff to Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that the Hungary-Ukraine border gates are open and people are streaming in.
Gulyas added that Budapest does not want to be involved in the war and allayed fears regarding security by reassuring that Hungary would not allow weapons to pass through the border to Ukraine.
The Hungarian Foreigners’ Office reported that 676 Ukrainians had applied for asylum so far.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than a million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries.