PM Orban signs decree allowing deployment of NATO troops in western Hungary

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Hungarian PM Viktor Orban gives a joint statement with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in Budapest, Hungary, February 17, 2022. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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BUDAPEST, March 7 (Reuters) - Hungary allows NATO troops to be deployed in western Hungary and weapons shipments to cross its territory to other NATO member states, according to a decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and published in the official gazette on Monday.

The decree, however, says Hungary does not allow lethal weapons shipments across its territory to Ukraine.

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Reporting by Krisztina Than and Anita Komuves Editing by Gareth Jones

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