Hungary proposes to Putin and Zelenski dialogue for peace in Budapest | News


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban invited Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to hold a meeting in Budapest with President Volodymyr Zelensky in order to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.


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The Hungarian prime minister, who has shown solidarity with Russia in the face of the barrage of sanctions from the West, commented at a press conference in Budapest that he presented the idea in a telephone conversation with the Russian leader.

According to Orban, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz should also participate in this meeting.

“The sole purpose of this meeting will be an agreement on an immediate ceasefire,” Orban was quoted as saying by the MTI news agency.

According to the Hungarian prime minister, the Russian president’s reaction to this initiative was generally positive, but there are nuances that still need to be agreed upon.

Orban said that “a ceasefire should be the first step towards peace, and this should be followed by a European peace conference.”

The head of the Hungarian government would like this to happen as soon as possible, because hostilities are becoming “increasingly violent”. He stressed that his country will do everything possible to end the conflict in the neighboring territory, because his own security also depends on him.

The Hungarian website reported that Putin called Orban to congratulate the prime minister on his election victory.

Orbán’s ruling FIDES – Hungarian Civil Union party won a landslide victory in ordinary parliamentary elections held in Hungary on Sunday.

Along with minor allies, the Christian Democrats, FIDES can count on 135 of the 199 seats in the country’s State Assembly (unicameral parliament), the National Electoral Office said.

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