Orbán says ‘peace talks between Russia and US needed’ to bring war to end

21 December 2022, 06:30 PM
Viktor Orban (Photo:REUTERS/Marton Monus)

Viktor Orban (Photo:REUTERS/Marton Monus)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said peace in Ukraine would best be achieved through negotiations between Russia and the United States, the Hungarian outlet Telex reported on Dec. 21.

Asked if Hungary is potentially ready to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine in Budapest, Orbán responded this was always a possibility, but "actually negotiations between the United States and Russia are needed" for real peace, "otherwise it is impossible."

According to Orbán, one of his finest feats this year is that Hungary managed ton stay away "as far as possible from Russia's war in Ukraine."

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"We neither trust in weapons, nor do we want to provide weapons, because it is not our war. We want negotiations between the warring parties to be started as soon as possible," he said.

Orbán said earlier he would continue his efforts to block an EU financial aid package worth EUR 18 billion ($19.1 billion) for Ukraine scheduled in 2023.

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