Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, suggested that he hold talks in Budapest with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky, European media reported.
“The answer was yes, but the Russian president says he has certain conditions,” Orban was quoted as saying by the media.
According to them, Orban said that he also invited French President Emmanuel Marcon and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Hungary for talks.
In turn, Bloomberg reported that, in addition, during the conversation, the Hungarian Prime Minister spoke in favor of a ceasefire in Ukraine.
According to Bloomberg, Orban also said that he did not refuse cooperation with Russia in the nuclear field.
In addition, according to Euronews, when asked whether Hungary would pay Russia for gas in rubles, Orban replied that “paying in rubles will not be a problem for us.” “If the Russians want to be paid in rubles, we will pay in rubles,” the Hungarian prime minister said.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is ready to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Hungarian Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyás.
“Ukraine is a very important neighbor of Hungary. Therefore, we are ready to meet. It rests with Ukraine to decide,” Gulyás said in an interview with Varosh published on Thursday.
He stressed that there are no additional conditions for this meeting.
“The Hungarian Prime Minister is ready to meet with Volodymyr Zelensky,” Gulyás added.