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Developments in Ukraine | Europe and America's negative reaction to Orban's initiative

Eviralnews, Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, announced last night that he considers the goals of his trip to Moscow to have been achieved. He wrote on his X channel page (formerly Twitter): “I have finished my negotiations in Moscow with President Putin. My goal was to open channels of direct communication and start conversations about the shortest path to peace. This mission was accomplished and the next effort will continue in Washington.”

The Prime Minister of Hungary, on Friday evening, in his press conference after his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, emphasized that the main task of his country's presidency of the Council of the European Union in the next six months is to fight for peace. “Europe needs peace,” Orban emphasized. Peace cannot be achieved without diplomacy. For this purpose, efforts should be made and ways to achieve peace with Putin should be discussed.”

According to him, the meeting with Putin in the Kremlin Palace was special because it took place at a time when Europe needed peace. The Prime Minister of Hungary admitted that the Ukraine crisis had a negative impact on the economy of European countries and their competitiveness.

Orban, whose country presides over the Council of the European Union, discussed ways to resolve the Ukraine crisis and bilateral relations in a meeting with the Russian president. Vladimir Putin also emphasized that the prime minister visited Moscow as a long-time partner of Russia and also as the rotating president of the European Union Council, and his views on the issues surrounding Ukraine are important.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Sziarto, in response to the harsh statements of European officials to Viktor Orban's visit to Moscow, reminded that Hungary is an independent country. Siyarto mentioned that Prime Minister Orban's visit to Russia can bring peace in Ukraine closer.

In the following, you can follow the developments related to the eight hundred and sixty-fourth day of the Ukrainian war:


Orban called NATO's policy towards Ukraine against the alliance's values

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in an article published this morning, Saturday, in the American magazine “Newsweek”, pointed to the fact that NATO's preparation for military operations in Ukraine contradicts the core values ​​of the North Atlantic Alliance. This article was published on the occasion of the NATO summit, which is scheduled to be held in Washington from July 9 to 11.

Orban wrote in this article: “NATO is approaching a critical point. It must be remembered that the most successful military alliance in world history began as a peaceful project, and its future success depends on the ability to maintain peace. But today, war instead of peace and attack instead of defense are on the agenda, and all of this is against the basic values ​​of NATO.”

He also emphasized that Hungary first joined NATO to ensure peace and defense of its country. The Hungarian government wanted to focus on the welfare and prosperity of its citizens and therefore joined NATO, which could free Hungary from the country's defense concerns.

Stoltenberg: Orban is not the only representative of NATO in the Moscow talks

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is only representing his country and not NATO during his trip to Moscow. “He represents his country, not NATO,” he said at a news conference in Brussels.

Stoltenberg also noted that Budapest had informed the Brussels authorities in advance of this trip to Russia. He added: It is expected that the Hungarian side will be able to share the results of the negotiations held in Moscow with its allies during the NATO meeting in Washington next week.

Stoltenberg recalled that Orban had also visited Kiev a few days ago. The NATO Secretary General emphasized that all NATO members, including Hungary, support the “territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

Schultz: Orban in Moscow only represents Hungary, not the European Union

German Chancellor Olaf Schultz criticized during a press conference last night, Friday, that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban did not see the need to inform him of his visit to Moscow.

During this press conference, one of the reporters asked if Orban, who holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, had informed Schultz about his plans. “No,” Schultz replied with a laugh. Of course, since he is not the representative of the Council of Europe at the international level, he probably thought that he did not have to inform about this.”

Schultz emphasized that the European Union is represented in the international arena by Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, and Antonio Costa, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, who has been appointed to this position. Therefore, the visit of the Hungarian Prime Minister to Moscow will be made from Budapest, not Brussels.

The White House expressed concern about Orban's visit to Moscow

The White House announced that the United States is concerned about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's visit to Moscow, which he considers to be at odds with efforts to bring peace to Ukraine. Karin Jean-Pierre, the official spokesperson of the White House, said in a press conference last night: “We are concerned about Prime Minister Orban's visit to Moscow, and we believe that this visit contradicts the efforts to establish peace in Ukraine.”

Jean-Pierre also mentioned that the Prime Minister of Hungary visited Russia on the eve of the NATO meeting in Washington. According to him, this meeting should show the unity of opinion of the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty about Ukraine.

Expressing dissatisfaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with the visit of the Prime Minister of Hungary to Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has expressed dissatisfaction with the visit of Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, to Moscow. In a statement that was published on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Friday, it is stated: “In connection with the visit of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban to Moscow on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announces that this decision was made without coordination or consultation with the authorities of Kiev on the part of Hungarian has been adopted.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stressed that they are against any negotiations without the participation of Kiev regarding this country.

Canceling the meeting of the foreign ministers of Hungary and Germany

Reuters news agency reported today, Saturday, that a planned meeting between Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Sziarto and his German counterpart Analena Berbuk in Budapest was canceled, prompting a negative reaction from Germany.

It is stated in this report that the German diplomatic mission was surprised by this issue and called for a “serious and honest discussion”, especially in the context of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's visit to Moscow on Friday. The representative of the German Foreign Ministry also confirmed that the meeting will be postponed.

The Slovak Prime Minister's support for Orban's trip to Moscow and Kiev

In his first public appearance since the assassination attempt, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fitzow supported Orban's trip to Russia and praised Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who visited Kiev and Moscow.

“I want to commend the Hungarian Prime Minister who traveled to Kiev and Moscow without any hesitation,” Fissou said at a religious ceremony in Slovakia. If my situation allowed, I would be happy to join him in this action.”

He added: “Peace talks and peaceful initiatives are not enough, I repeat: they are not enough and more efforts should be made.”

Criticism of the reaction of the head of the European Commission to Orban's visit to Russia

Faurian Philippe, the leader of the French “Patriots” party, announced that the reaction of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to the Hungarian Prime Minister's visit to Moscow shows the EU's desire to escalate tensions in Ukraine.

Filippo wrote on his page on the social network X (formerly Twitter): “After the trip to Kiev, Viktor Orban went to Moscow to look for a peaceful solution. On the other hand, von der Leyen is outraged by this trip and condemns any attempt to seek peace. Now everything is clear: the European Union is against peace and in favor of war.”

The French politician added that such a reaction was “crazy and at the same time remarkable”.

On Friday, von der Leyen, in a post on the X social network, expressed his concern about Orban's visit to Russia and said that the “policy of compromise” cannot end the military conflict in Ukraine, and only unity and determination can lead to a solution. be

Medvedev: Europe's reaction to Orban's visit to Moscow is hysterical

Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy of the Russian Security Council, announced that the reaction of the European authorities to the visit of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Moscow and his meeting with the President Vladimir Putin is hysterical, which once again shows that the European Union and the United States need war, not peace. .

He wrote on his English-language page on the X social network (former Twitter): The hysteria of short-sighted European politicians about Prime Minister Orban's visit to Moscow and his meeting with President Putin confirms that the European Union and their American masters need war, not Peace.

New US measures to strengthen Ukraine's air defense

A high-ranking American official, whose name has not been disclosed, announced that the US government plans to announce new measures to strengthen the air defense of the Ukrainian armed forces at the NATO summit in Washington.

“We, together with some of our allies, will focus on supporting the air defense of Ukraine,” he said. “We intend to continue our military, political and economic support.”

In addition, as the White House official noted, the summit will discuss “long-term efforts” that could become “a bridge to Ukraine's membership” in NATO. This assistance will include “coordination of Ukrainian military training, technical coordination and development of military logistics.” According to him, the results of training Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighters are “very good” and satisfactory.

Stoltenberg: The main topic of the NATO summit is sending weapons to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced in a press conference on Friday that the main topic of the upcoming meeting of NATO leaders will be the delivery of weapons and training of the Ukrainian military. “One of the main issues will be strengthening support for Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said. “I hope that the allies will agree to a significant support package.”

He also mentioned that in this meeting, a decision will be made regarding the allocation of air defense systems to Kyiv. In addition, Stoltenberg noted that NATO countries will approve a new package of support for Ukraine, and bilateral security agreements are expected between NATO member states and Ukraine.

The third Patriot system arrived in Ukraine from Germany

The third Patriot missile system has arrived in Ukraine from Germany. This news was announced by Martin Jaeger, the German ambassador in Kyiv. He wrote on his X social network page: “The third Patriot missile system from Germany has also arrived in Ukraine.”

According to the ambassador, in recent months, Ukrainian soldiers have completed the necessary training to use these systems in Germany.

Earlier, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announced that Berlin cannot deliver more Patriot systems to Ukraine, as three systems have already been allocated.

Erdogan's hopes for the resumption of the Black Sea grain agreement

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after returning from Astana where he participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting, announced that Turkey hopes to resume the Black Sea Grain Agreement in a new format. He said that Russia and Turkey plan to continue working on solving the issues related to Russia's participation in the Black Sea Grain Corridor.

Erdogan added that a “very good start” was made for the Black Sea Grain Corridor in the meeting with Putin. He stated: “I believe that with the results we will get from the work in this field, we will make the Black Sea grain corridor operational again.”

Türkiye plans to soon create a new corridor that will be away from western countries. This route will pass through Turkey, Africa and other areas that need food. Erdogan added that this route can help meet the food needs of different regions.

Ukraine withdrew from the transit agreement of the Commonwealth of Nations

Ukraine has unilaterally withdrawn from the agreement on “Regulations of transit through the territory of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)”. Taras Melnichuk, the representative of the Ukrainian government in the Supreme Parliament of this country, announced this on Friday.

This agreement was signed in Minsk in 1999 and Kyiv ratified it in February 2001. Earlier, in mid-May, Ukraine withdrew from several other Community agreements, including the 1991 Armed Forces and Border Guards Act and the 1992 Joint Consultative Commission on Disarmament.

Ukrainian general: The army does not have enough human resources to continue fighting

Igor Romanenko, a retired Ukrainian general, announced in an interview on Friday that the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksandr Siirsky, does not have enough forces to confront Russia on all fronts, and the existing military units cannot be fully equipped.

“If we could supplement these forces, that would be a very important resource and reserve,” he said. Why is our situation on the front so difficult? Because our military command does not have the necessary resources.”

According to him, the situation of the armed forces of Ukraine is getting worse due to the lack of manpower and the small number of trained forces. According to this general, the lack of manpower in the armed forces of Ukraine is felt more than the lack of weapons or ammunition.

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