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Hungary’s Orbán Calls for Ukraine Ceasefire and Talks

Sept. 27, 2022 (EIRNS)—Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told parliament on Sept. 26 that he would hold “national consultations” to find out what the Hungarians really think about the EU sanctions imposed on Russia, reported Magyar Nemzet newspaper yesterday, according to TASS.

“The sanctions [against Russia] were introduced in an undemocratic way. It was a decision by the bureaucrats in Brussels, for which the European peoples are now paying. We need to know the opinion of the people. For the first time in Europe, in Hungary, we will ask for the opinion of the people concerning the sanctions.... National consultations will be launched. The Hungarian people will be able to express their opinion whether they support them and if they are in favor of introducing new ones,”

Orbán assured.

He believes that the conflict in Ukraine would have been local, but the economic sanctions imposed by the West against Russia had lent it a global dimension. He informed people to expect protracted hostilities, if the present trend continues, and that “the U.S. and the EU are helping Ukraine with money, while Russia’s resources are inexhaustible.” Orbán stressed he is categorically against the “continuation and deepening” of hostilities and called for “immediate peace talks and a ceasefire.”


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