Viktor Orban believes that Donald Trump is the only person who can bring the Russia-Ukraine conflict to an end.
The Hungarian Prime Minister believes that peace talks should take place between Vladimir Putin’s regime and the United States, with the former president leading the negotiations rather than the current American commander-in-chief, Joe Biden.
“The Ukrainians have endless resources because they get all that from the Americans,” Orban said at a panel event in Berlin.
“That’s why the Americans have to come to an agreement with the Russians. And then the war will be over. Anyone who thinks that this war will be concluded through Russian-Ukrainian negotiations is not living in this world.”
Orban claimed Biden had gone “too far” in saying Putin should not be allowed to remain in power and labelling Putin a war criminal.
He said: “That would make it very hard for [US president] to make peace. This is going to sound brutal, but hope for peace goes by the name of Donald Trump.”
Orban, who has stated that he believes Russia has violated international law, has called for a “immediate cease-fire” in the war.
He said: “It would be better if the public didn’t hear what I’m saying now. The cease-fire does not have to be between Russia and Ukraine but between Russia and the USA”.
“Otherwise tens of thousands will die and the war will be carried to Europe.
“I belong to the peace camp, so I am for an immediate cease-fire, no matter what the Ukrainians think of it. That distinguishes me from those who want to derive decisions from Ukrainian interests.”
Orban met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier this week, at the same time as the Hungarian government announced an agreement to build a pipeline to supply Russian oil to Serbia.
He also met with former German Chancellor Angela Markel, declaring that if she was still in power, “we would not have a Ukraine war.”
The Hungarian politician joined Twitter earlier this week, questioning Trump’s absence from the platform after he was permanently banned in January 2021.