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'Fasten your seatbelts': Hungarian MFA hints at Orbán's new meetings on peace in Ukraine

'Fasten your seatbelts': Hungarian MFA hints at Orbán's new meetings on peace in Ukraine Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (Getty Images)

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced "steps towards peace" in Ukraine next week. He also advised politicians to "fasten their seatbelts," according to his Facebook.

He first published a post about the first week of the Hungarian presidency of the European Union.

"Now everyone can be sure that the next six months will be a peace mission to finally ensure peace in our region," he said.

Szijjártó said in a video that this week Europe was "full of pro-war politicians who were hiding and criticizing" Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for meeting with Vladimir Putin.

"These attacks do not deter or embarrass us. The peace mission continues and is even getting stronger, so I ask European politicians who support the war to fasten their seatbelts and stay tuned for updates next week," the minister added.

In a recent interview with the Swiss Die Weltwoche, Orbán announced "unexpected meetings." The politician did not specify with whom he would meet. But he wrote on X that on July 8, he would continue his efforts to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian war.

"I have concluded my talks in Moscow with President Putin. My goal was to open the channels of direct communication and start a dialogue on the shortest road to peace. Mission accomplished! To be continued on Monday…" Orbán said.

On Tuesday, Orbán came to Kyiv and met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He suggested considering a unilateral truce to enter into negotiations with Russia.

On Friday, he said that he asked Putin what he thought about peace initiatives, ceasefires, peace talks, and the postwar European security system.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, reacting to the meeting with the Russian leader, emphasized that the principle of "no agreements on Ukraine without Ukraine" remains unshakable.