EU citizens' peace of mind is impossible without Russia
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban considers it expedient to maintain "rational relations with Russia, especially in the areas of economy and energy"
He said this in an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who is known for his anti-Ukrainian views and has previously accused Ukraine of blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.
"My personal point of view is that without involving the Russians in the European security architecture, we cannot ensure the safe life of European citizens. But now, unfortunately, everything is going against this," Orban said.
In his opinion, NATO's official position coincides with Hungary's, according to which everything should be done for peace. Orban stressed that the United States' foreign policy is aimed at supporting Ukrainians, "but this is not NATO's policy, but the US'.
According to him, Russia does not currently threaten NATO's security.
Hungary's position in Russia's war against Ukraine
Representatives of the Hungarian authorities regularly make statements that humiliate Ukrainians and their fight against Russia. For example, in April, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called Ukraine a "financially non-existent state". He said that Ukraine pays pensions and salaries only thanks to funds provided by the EU, including Hungary.
In turn, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó called on US and Russian Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin to sit down to negotiate an end to the war in Ukraine.