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Peace initiatives cannot be based on Russia's narratives - Ukrainian Foreign Minister

Peace initiatives cannot be based on Russia's narratives - Ukrainian Foreign Minister
Author: Daryna Vialko

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba met with his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó on Wednesday, July 10, according to Dmytro Kuleba's X.

"I briefed Peter on the situation on the frontline as well as the preparations for the second Peace summit. In this context, I emphasized that no peace initiatives can be based on Russia’s narratives," Kuleba said.

The Minister emphasized that Russia's recent attack on the Okhmatdyt children's hospital once again demonstrates that accommodating Vladimir Putin does not work, as he continues to seek war.

"We must jointly make him to accept just and lasting peace," added Kuleba.

"Following up on the agreements reached during the recent visit of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Kyiv, we also discussed further joint steps to develop bilateral relations," noted the Ukrainian Foreign Minister.

Orban's 'peace initiatives'

On July 2, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Kyiv and met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. There, he suggested that Ukraine should cease fire before starting peace talks with Russia.

On July 5, Orbán arrived in Moscow, where he held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry immediately reacted to Orbán's meeting with Putin and emphasized that the principle of "no agreements on Ukraine without Ukraine" remains unshakable.

According to Orbán's press secretary, Bertalan Havashi, during the NATO summit, the Prime Minister met with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan and asked him to support his "peace mission."

Read more about Orbán's visit to Moscow, its goals and the reaction of European politicians in the material by RBC-Ukraine.