Speaking to Hungarian reporters after a meeting with his EU counterparts, Mr. Navracsics said that Hungary would contribute some experts to the mission, which is planned for a team of 50; these would be mostly police officers, who would provide support to the reform of Ukraine's civilian security bodies, and train police and National Guard personnel.
Mr. Navracsics said that it is in Hungary’s interest to see a territorially-intact Ukraine, which observes democratic norms, the rule of law and constitutionality.
Mr. Navracsics welcomed the political consensus between Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and representatives of the Hungarian minority as a sign that Ukraine will enforce the rights of its Hungarian community.
The Minister added that Hungary could become a major supplier of gas to Ukraine with an interconnecting supply line between the two countries, thus contributing to Ukraine’s stability.
In answer to a question, Mr. Navracsics said that representatives from the UK, Sweden and the Baltic countries had suggested that the EU should step up its sanctions against Russia, but he added that the majority of foreign ministers did not support this proposal.
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)