Hungary backs Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, PM tells Zelensky
Orbán: Hungary shares EU stance on Ukraine-Russia conflict
Talks between the leaders are ongoing, Bertalan Havasi said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced late on Monday that Russia acknowledged two separatist regions of Ukraine as the sovereign “Republic of Donetsk” and the “Republic of Luhansk”. He ordered Russian troops to enter the regions on “peacekeeping missions” later on Monday.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Tuesday morning said “we have to hope beyond hope for a diplomatic solution.”
Brussels has ramped up preparations to impose sanctions on Russia in the wake of Monday’s events, Szijjarto said on Facebook. There are ongoing talks on possible steps forward, he said.
“Hungary has never broken ranks with the EU on this issue. At the same time, we must not give up hope of a diplomatic solution,” Szijjarto said.
Hungary backs Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, PM tells Zelensky
Orbán told Zelensky that as a neighbouring country, Hungary viewed the situation in Ukraine with concern, Bertalan Havasi told MTI.
The prime minister said that as part of the European coordinated response, Hungary will support the European Union’s joint efforts to settle the conflict, adding that the Hungarian government was in constant consultations with its Western allies.