The foreign minister has underlined how the international community should focus on saving lives in Ukraine.
“The answer … is not to deliver more weapons, and … not to introduce further sanctions, which are, by the way, more painful and harmful for the European economies than for Russia itself,” Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. The only way to save lives is through peace, he said. “That’s why Hungary as a neighbouring country calls for a ceasefire to be established immediately and peace talks to be launched,” he added. The risk of a third world war and of nuclear conflict is now “bigger than ever before”, he warned. “I’d like to call on the international community to join forces to stop the war,” he said. Minister Szijjártó said that as a neighboring country, Hungary was experiencing the tragic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine every day. It has also launched the largest humanitarian drive of its history to help Ukraine, he added.