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Szijjarto calls for ‘real peace talks rather than weapons shipments, phantasies of nuclear war’

"Rather than sending weapons and phantasising about a nuclear war we now need real peace talks," the foreign minister said on Facebook on Friday.
17. May 2024 17:00

Marking the 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe, Peter Szijjarto said the occasion could have served as “a platform for making peace” but added that “with Russia’s exclusion that opportunity was lost”. “Real peace talks are not possible unless all belligerents are at the table,” he added.

According to Szijjarto, the CoE had been about to adopt a resolution on Friday “which would have recognised Ukrainian President Zelensky’s peace plan as the only formula to consider and support”. “This is unaccpetable; others have also prepared peace plans that are no inferior to the Ukrainian president’s,” he said, adding that he had requested the other plans to be included, but the majority rejected the proposal. “Therefore I vetoed and no resolution was passed,” Szijjarto added.


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