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It is not true. Neutrality, as pertains to war, means that a country is choosing not to participate in the war. They are choosing not to join any side and want to be left alone.

Sometimes a neutral country does choose a side- like Italy during World War I (they had chosen not to join the Central Powers, and then were basically bribed by the Allies to join their side), or Belgium during both World Wars (both times they were invaded by Germany, despite being neutral). But when this happens, the country ceases to be neutral.

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