Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the war in Ukraine has only losers because people are dying in this war, "so speaking about a winner in this context does not make sense”.
“We want this war to be finished, to be stopped as soon as possible because this war takes place in our neighborhood”, and the impacts of the war are “immediate and severe”, Minister Szijjártó said on an episode of BBC’s HardTalk. A significant Hungarian community lives in the western part of Ukraine, whose members are dying in this war, he said. “They are mobilised to the Ukrainian army and many of them are being deployed to the frontlines and many of them die,” he added. “What we would like to see is an immediate ceasefire, we want a peace agreement to be reached finally which would stop killing innocent people,” he said. “Our position is absolutely clear since the very beginning of this war. We condemn the war in the strongest possible way. We stand up for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine without any kind of doubt,” he added. If the war escalates, even more will die, he said. “It would be very bad if NATO took part in this conflict,” Minister Szijjártó said, arguing that it would mean a “third world war the next day”.