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Orban says Ukraine is not winning the war: Ukraine's reaction

May 23, 2023

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that Ukraine allegedly cannot win the war against Russia. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has already reacted to this statement.

This is reported by RBC-Ukraine, referring to Orban's interview with Bloomberg.

"Looking at the numbers, looking at the people around us, looking at the fact that NATO is not ready to send troops, it is obvious that there is no victory on the battlefield for the poor Ukrainians," he said.

Orban believes that the war can only be stopped when Russia makes an agreement with the United States. The prime minister hopes that the next president of the United States will be Donald Trump, who has stated that he is supposedly capable of "ending the war in 24 hours" and has said that he would allow Russia to take some Ukrainian territories to avoid war.

The Hungarian prime minister also said that it allegedly didn't matter who invaded whom, because the question was what would happen the next morning.

"The next morning, and this is a fact, more and more people will die. There is no chance of victory for either side. This is a war that takes a lot of people's lives with no result," he said.

Orban said the sides must be convinced of the need to reach the only possible solution, which, in his opinion, is a cease-fire. And after that the peace talks should begin.

Reaction of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said after such statements by Orban that the Kremlin should rejoice, because the Hungarian prime minister absolved Russia of responsibility for its aggression against Ukraine.

"The same European politicians claimed last year that Ukraine had no chance of holding out for more than 72 hours. They were wrong then, they are wrong now," he wrote.

Thus, Nikolenko stressed that unlike supporters of capitulation to the enemy without resistance, Ukrainians will continue to fight until the complete liberation of the territories from the occupiers. After all, this is the only way not only to restore peace in Ukraine, but also to ensure the security of the whole of Europe.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 23/05/2023

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