https://www.rt.com/information/580517-ukraine-peace-talks-now-nato/No higher time for Ukraine peace talks than now – NATO member

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https://www.rt.com/information/580517-ukraine-peace-talks-now-nato/No higher time for Ukraine peace talks than now – NATO member

The battle between Moscow and Kiev can’t be resolved on the battlefield, Hungarian International Minister Peter Szijjarto has mentioned

Situations for negotiations to finish the Ukrainian battle will solely worsen, Hungarian International Minister Peter Szijjarto predicted in Budapest on Friday. The 2 sides, he believes, wouldn’t be in a greater place for talks than now.

At current, Moscow is ready to hunt a diplomatic resolution to the disaster, in accordance with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whereas Kiev and its backers, together with the US and NATO, are nonetheless refusing to enter such talks.

“There shall be no higher situations for peace negotiations than the current,” Szijjarto advised journalists on Friday following his assembly with the Turkish international minister, Hakan Fidan. “Yesterday’s situations had been higher than at this time’s, and tomorrow’s situations shall be worse than at this time’s,” the Hungarian minister added.

Budapest nonetheless believes that “there isn’t a [military] resolution” for the battle, Szijjarto mentioned.
Hungary has emerged as one of the energetic advocates of a negotiated resolution to the continuing battle.

Hungarian officers, together with Szijjarto and Prime Minister Viktor Orban, have repeatedly known as for a ceasefire and peace deal in Ukraine, and have criticized the EU for sending arms to Kiev. Budapest has additionally been adamant that anti-Russia sanctions harm Europe greater than they harm Moscow. In June, Orban advised German tabloid Bild {that a} Ukrainian victory on the battlefield is “not possible.”

This week the prime minister additionally mentioned that Kiev had nearly “run out of power” and the one factor retaining Ukraine “alive” was Western monetary help.

Moscow has repeatedly signaled that it’s prepared for peace talks with Ukraine. It has additionally blamed Kiev for the dearth of progress in diplomacy, citing a decree signed final 12 months by President Vladimir Zelensky that prohibits talks for so long as Russia’s Putin stays in energy.

Final month the Ukrainian chief reiterated his stance, that talks with Moscow may solely begin after Russian forces withdraw from all Ukrainian territory inside its 1991 borders, together with Crimea. Russia has rejected such calls for as unrealistic.

Talking on the Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg on Friday, Putin mentioned that the continuing battle is rooted in threats posed to Russia’s safety by NATO. Washington and its allies “reject negotiations on the problems of assuring equal safety,” he added.

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