Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Photo/CNN
BUDAPEST – Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the Hungarian government supports Beijing’s peace plan for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. This was disclosed to the country’s parliament.
The 12-point plan released by China last week calls for resuming peace talks and respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries while condemning unilateral sanctions.
“We also consider China’s peace plan important and support it,” Orban told lawmakers as reported by RT, Tuesday (28/2/2023).
In his half-hour speech, Orban stressed that the ongoing conflict is bad for Ukraine, Russia, Hungary and Europe.
“And it’s becoming increasingly clear (that) it’s bad for the rest of the world,” he said.
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The Hungarian prime minister later stated that Budapest should avoid conflict, as decided through “national consultations”.
Orban also criticized some opposition parties for appearing to be too zealous in supporting Kiev to the point where they barely “differentiated” between Ukraine and Hungary, but said he agreed there should be a state between Russia and Hungary.
“We respect Ukraine, we help Ukraine,” Orban said.
“However, that Ukrainian interests can never precede those of Hungary,” he added.
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