STOCKHOLM, March 6. /TASS/. The solutions that Europe is trying to find in order to resolve the crisis in Ukraine are not working, and the conflict could only be ended through a ceasefire, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview for the SVT TV channel.
"The first goal is to stop killing people, which means a ceasefire agreement and nothing more," he said.
According to Szijjarto, EU sanctions failed to stop the conflict.
"We have already introduced 10 sanctions packages; has it brought us any closer to a resolution [of the conflict]? No. Has it brought Russia to its knees? No. Has it hurt us? Yes. I think that the ‘solutions’ that we have been trying to find in Europe simply didn’t work, because we’ve got too carried away with the war mentality," he noted.
When asked why Hungary does not ship weapons to Kiev, the Foreign Minister said: "We are a state that neighbors Ukraine, and we do not want more people to die. This is why we are working to stop it. We do not ship weapons, we continue to advocate peace."