“Putin is not a war criminal”: Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban made a wonder statement
Russian resident Vladimir Putin is not a war criminal, and Ukraine can no longer be considered a sovereign state.
This was stated by the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in an interview with the German newspaper Bild
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The head of the government of Hungary did not answer the question whether Vladimir Putin would be arrested if he visited the country in accordance with the warrant of the International Criminal Court.
“Putin is not planning to come to Hungary yet, so we can talk about it only hypothetically,” Orban said, clarifying that for him the Russian dictator “is not a war criminal.”
At the same time, he continues to insist on an urgent truce.
“If we want a truce and negotiations, we have to convince the parties to the conflict to sit down at the table. And telling them, ‘go, sit down, we will arrest you,’ would not be very good. Therefore, we can talk about these legal and criminal consequences only after making peace. It’s absolutely pointless to talk about it now,” he added.
Orban also stated that he considers it impossible for Ukraine to win this war, because “Ukraine will run out of soldiers faster than Russia.” And in general, the head of the Hungarian government noted that “Ukraine can no longer be considered a sovereign state.”
“What really matters is what the American people want. Ukraine is no longer a sovereign state. They have no money. They have no weapons. They can only fight because the West supports them. So if the Americans decide they want peace, then peace will be,” said Orbán.