Hungarian PM voices support for Poland after border blast

Hungary's prime minister has offered his “full support” for Poland following Tuesday’s missile blast while also calling for a calm and a thorough investigation.

Two people were killed on Tuesday in eastern Poland in an apparent missile strike. Just who fired the missile and why is now being investigated by the Polish authorities.

"I expressed yesterday evening my full support for (Polish) Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki," Viktor Orban wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, Katalin Novak, the Hungarian president, and Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto also expressed their solidarity with Poland.

Polish-Hungarian relations have been strained over the war in Ukraine. The two had been regarded as ideological allies, and in the past have vowed to support each other in their mutual battles with the EU.

But Hungary's soft approach to Russia has caused problems with a Polish government that has continuously sought to impose the toughest possible sanctions on Moscow.

On Tuesday evening, a sitting of Hungary's Defence Council was held in Budapest over the incident as well as a halt to the functioning of the Druzhba gas pipeline, which transports gas to Hungary, due to a Russian missile strike.

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