Hungary proposes major meeting on Ukraine — Analysis

Budapest says Vladimir Putin’s response to calls for peace was “positive, but with conditions”

Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, stated Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin has been invited to Budapest to meet with the heads of France, Germany, and Ukraine. He urged the Russian leader for an immediate ceasefire. When Russia attacked its neighboring nation in February, hostilities flared between Moscow and Kiev.

“I suggested to President Putin that he declare an immediate ceasefire,”According to AFP, Orban stated these words. “His response was positive, but with conditions,”He continued, but he didn’t elaborate.

Orban’s comments came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Hungary must choose between Russia and the “other world.”Zelensky was not the only one to criticize the Hungarian leader over his perceived lack of support for the Russian offensive.

Peter Szijjarto, the Hungarian Foreign Minister, urged Kiev on Wednesday to end its escalating violence. “insults”His country. “This is not our war, so we want to and will stay out of it,”He stated.

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Moscow attacked Ukraine following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. These protocols, which were French and German-mediated, had been created to regulate the state of these regions in the Ukrainian government.

Russia demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and refuse to join NATO. This is a US-led military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denied claims that it planned to take the two areas by force.

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