Hungarian Foreign Minister Says Direct Talks Between Russia and United States are Needed To End Conflict in Ukraine

During a speech he gave before the Hungarian parliament on March 6, 2023, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that peace in Ukraine can only be achieved if Russia and the United States enter direct peace talks.  

“We would welcome direct talks between the US and Russia” on Ukraine, the minister stated. He mentioned the brief conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at a meeting of foreign ministers of the G-20 in India on March 2.

“It would be nice if they had more time to talk. With the few minutes they had, it was quite hard to discuss paths to a lasting settlement [in Ukraine],” Szijjarto stated.

On top of that, he said that the majority of the globe supports bringing peace to Ukraine as soon as possible. 

“Peace requires peace talks, and for this to happen we must keep the channels of communication open,” the minister remarked.

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine after it failed to get the US to write on paper that Ukraine will not join NATO. Since then, the Collective West has embarked on a massive sanctions war against Russia, in addition to supplying Ukraine with copious amounts of economic and military aid to try to bog down Russia in a geopolitical quagmire in Ukraine. 

While Szijjarto’s heart is in the right place, the likelihood of Russia-US peace talks occurring is a distant prospect at best. The US is run by foreign policy fanatics that are committed to destroying Russia. On Russia’s end, it has no incentive to trust any negotiation process with the US, due to the latter’s history of breaking its promises with the former over the question of NATO expansion and other security matters. 

The sad reality is that the Russo-Ukrainian conflict will end in a messy Russian victory after it has thoroughly attrited the Ukrainian military. 

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