Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Saturday called for peace talks between the US and Russia to end the war in Ukraine and said the EU needs a new approach to the conflict.
“A new strategy is needed, which should focus on peace negotiations instead of trying to win the war,”Orban said during a speech in Romania. He said that only talks between the US and Russia “can put an end to the conflict because Russia wants security guarantees” that only Washington can give.
In the months leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US and Russia were engaged in talks on security proposals put forward by Moscow. Chief among Russia’s demands was a guarantee that Ukraine would never join NATO, but the US refused to make the promise even though it was clear the alliance wouldn’t admit Kyiv.
After the invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he had previously appealed to NATO to say clearly if his country could join or not. “The response was very clear, you’re not going to be a NATO member, but publicly, the doors will remain open,” Zelensky told CNN in March...
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