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Hungary Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine Peace Plan at Council of Europe

Hungary vetoed a resolution of the Council of Europe, which sought to recognize the Ukrainian peace formula as the sole peace plan. This was announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijarto.

“The Council of Europe is 75 years old. It could have been a great platform for peacemaking, but after the exclusion of Russia, this opportunity has been lost. Instead of arms deliveries and fantasizing about nuclear war, it is finally time for real peace negotiations. And real peace negotiations can only take place if all warring parties are sitting at the table,” Szijarto said.

According to him, the Council’s proposed resolution focuses solely on President Zelenskyy’s peace plan, and that the exclusion is unfair since other plans exist that deserve equal consideration.

“I asked that the other peace plans should also be included in the Council of Europe resolution. This was rejected by the majority. Therefore, I vetoed it, so there was no Council resolution”, Szijarto said.

While it is not specified what exact “other peace plans” are mentioned, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban previously announced that Hungary supports China’s peace plan, which outlines Beijing’s position on the "political settlement" of Russia’s full-scale war. Many Western leaders dismissed the proposal, citing concerns that it would predominantly favor Russia.

This move comes ahead of the First Global Peace Summit, initiated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and aimed at ending Russia’s war in Ukraine. The summit is going to take place on June 15-16 in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, and potentially drawing participation from 80 to 100 countries.

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