’s Ukraine technique a ‘full failure’ – member state

44’s Ukraine technique a ‘full failure’ – member state

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has insisted Europe wants a “plan B” which might permit for a ceasefire and peace negotiations

Expectations by EU leaders that Ukraine will win its battle with Russia are unfounded and overly bold, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has stated, as he referred to as for a brand new strategy to finish the combating.  

Talking within the Kazakh capital Astana on Friday on the tenth summit of the Group of Turkic States, Orban insisted that the EU’s present technique for Ukraine has been “a whole failure.” 

“They suppose that Ukraine will win and Russia will lose, after which the management in Russia will change and they’re going to negotiate with the brand new management of Russia. It is a failed plan. It is vitally bold, however it is not going to work,” the Hungarian chief said. 

He additionally claimed that regardless of these dire prospects, EU leaders nonetheless need Ukraine to battle and are prepared to offer Kiev’s forces with funding and weapons merely to lengthen the battle. 

Orban insisted that the EU wants another technique which might permit for a ceasefire and peace negotiations. “Hungary helps plan B. We name for the development of a brand new European safety structure that will probably be acceptable to each Russia and Ukraine,” he said. 

The Hungarian chief added that this new safety structure ought to embrace Türkiye in order that it might have a constructive affect on the Turkic world. “With out Türkiye, there could be no safety in Europe,” Orban said. 

His feedback got here after Hungary final week blocked a €50 billion ($52.8 billion) EU help bundle for Ukraine. Explaining the step, Budapest argued it’s “apparent” that Kiev is not going to defeat Moscow on the entrance line, and that Brussels’ technique of sanctioning Russia whereas pumping Ukraine full of cash and weapons has failed. 

Orban has additionally criticized European states for pursuing a “conflict technique” of their relations with Russia, insisting that this strategy will solely stoke extra battle. In distinction, Budapest is following a “peace technique” and is “proud” of sustaining good relations with Russia, in response to the prime minister.

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