Orban differs from the rest of the leaders of European Union member states over the war in Ukraine and has a close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Orban said at the Qatar Economic Forum: “It is clear that the military solution does not work”, stressing that the war in Ukraine was the result of “the failure of diplomacy”, according to “Agence France Presse”. .
He stressed that “given the reality, the numbers, the context and the fact that NATO is not ready to send its forces, it is clear that there is no victory for the poor Ukrainians on the battlefield. That’s my position.”
He continued, “Our hearts are with the Ukrainians… We understand the extent of their suffering,” adding, “The escalation must stop and we must push for peace and negotiations.
Orban has refused to provide military aid to Ukraine and he is the only European leader who has not visited Kiev.
Hungary blocks aid
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Tuesday that Hungary was refusing to disburse a new military aid package to Ukraine. However, he confirmed he was “confident” he would be approved.
Orban believes that a new European security agreement with Russia should be negotiated with Moscow after declaring a ceasefire.
“Ukraine, as a country, is of course very important, but from a more distant point of view, from a strategic point of view, the future security of Europe is at stake,” he said. he declares.
He continued: “It is clear that without the United States there is no security engineering for Europe. It will not be possible to stop this war…unless the Russians manage to agreement” with Washington.
“As a European I’m not happy about this, but it’s the only way out,” he said.
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