Viktor Orbán at the extraordinary EU summit Brussels on Saturday commented on the sanctions on Russia, naming their effectiveness a mere “self-deception”. The Prime Minister of Hungary suggest that instead of another round of sanctions, negotiations are needed to solve the crisis in Ukraine.
“We should now what were the hopes about these sanctions”, said the prime minister, adding that his position remains the same: “the policy of sanctions has so far not been successful, it is self-deception to think that they had been and that they are enough to solve this crisis”. Military conflicts could not be resolved with sanctions in the past, the prime minister emphasized, only with either military force or negotiations. Since everybody has appropriately ruled out the use of military force, the only way that can yield results is through negotiations, said Orbán.
The prime minister also emphasized the standpoint of Hungary, saying that peace and tranquility are in the best interest of the country. A predictable, stable and peaceful Ukraine is needed, instead of the currently growing number of danger and threats.
via HungaryMatters, photo PM’s Office