According to Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, the notion that Russia would attack a NATO member is “unrealistic”, Reuters reported.
"I don't think it is a realistic assumption today that Russia would attack any NATO member state," Szijjártó said during an interview with Index.hu.
The Hungarian Foreign Minister explained that every country has senses of “different intensity” about the threat of Russia.
"This is not how we feel about Russia. I don't think Russia would pose an existential threat to us," he said.
Many compare Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling style to that of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Budapest is currently promoting what it calls a “pragmatic relationship” with Russia.
Recently, the Hungarian government signed a deal with Russia’s Rosatom to build new nuclear reactors in Hungary.
Last month, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia was one of the main threats to the Alliance.