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13 February 2023, 17:10

Szijjarto: Without negotiations, there will be no peace in Ukraine

MINSK, 13 February (BelTA) - Without negotiations, there will be no peace in Ukraine, Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said following a meeting with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik in Minsk on 13 February, BelTA has learned.

The minister stressed that Hungary stands for the early establishment of peace in the region. But the military rhetoric, he noted with regret, is only getting stronger.

"Hungary feels the consequences of the war in Ukraine day after day. The country has admitted more than a million refugees since the war broke out," Peter Szijjarto said. “The Hungarians have already paid a heavy price for the war that is being waged next door to them. We see that the death toll is constantly growing. Today, there is no more important task than saving lives. But this can only be done if the war ends. And this war can end if a truce is declared, peace negotiations begin. Without a truce and peace talks, there will be no peace in Ukraine."

The Hungarian minister stressed that in no case should the war be prolonged, because this will only lead to the death of even more people. "We once again want to appeal to the entire world community: let's focus on how to achieve peace in Ukraine," he urged.

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