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29 May 2024, 13:26

Szijjarto: Only immediate ceasefire, negotiations will lead to peace in Ukraine

MINSK, 29 May (BelTA) - Only an immediate ceasefire and negotiations will lead to peace in Ukraine, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told the media following a meeting of the Belarusian-Hungarian intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation in Minsk on 29 May, BelTA has learned.

Peter Szijjarto noted that Hungary and Belarus live next door to the war and have to deal with its dramatic consequences.

"Hungary's goal is unequivocal. We do not want to take part in the war. Over the past two and a half years, we have made sure that this war cannot be solved by military means. There is no solution on the battlefield, there is destruction. We are horrified by the statements that are aimed at escalating the war. We are horrified to hear the countries of the European Union or NATO talking about their desire to send their soldiers to this war. We are horrified to hear the statements about the possible use of nuclear weapons," the minister said. 

He stressed that the current leadership of Hungary will not allow the participation of its citizens in the hostilities in Ukraine. "We are against such an obligation. We, Hungarians, want peace. It is clear to us that the path to peace is an immediate ceasefire to be followed by peace negotiations. Therefore, I asked Belarus to do everything possible to end the war in Ukraine as soon as possible. To end the suffering and senseless killings. So that we can finally live in peace in this region again," Peter Szijjarto stressed.
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