"Russia will never accept it, and neither will we," emphasized Lukashenko, stressing that Belarus' stance on the Ukrainian conflict is virtually the same as Hungary's. "We don't want this war, just like you don't," Lukashenko told Szijjarto.
In response, the Hungarian diplomat assured that his country would maintain communication channels with Belarus despite the current situation. He emphasized that giving up hope for restoring peace in the region would be the result if those channels were closed.
"We will always keep communication lines open because closing them would mean giving up hope for peace," Szijjarto said, adding that Hungary does not want "more loss of life and destruction in this war."
"How can we avoid that? By ending the war. We Hungarians know that peace comes through negotiations," he stressed, hoping that "Eurasian cooperation will become a reality again."
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