Hungary vetoes Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula in Council of Europe

Peter Szijjarto
Peter Szijjarto

Budapest has vetoed a Council of Europe resolution recognizing Ukraine's Peace Formula, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto wrote in his May 17 Facebook post.

"The Council [of Europe] also wanted to adopt a resolution today to recognize the exclusively peaceful plan of [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy as a peace formula that should be considered and supported,” he wrote.

"This is unacceptable to us. Others have also developed peace plans that are no worse than the Ukrainian president's peace plan."

The Council "could have been an excellent platform for peacemaking, but after the expulsion of the Russians, this opportunity was lost," according to Szijjarto.

"Instead of arms transfers and fantasies of nuclear war, we need real peace talks. And real peace talks can only take place when all the warring parties are at the negotiating table," Szijjarto said, noting that the Council’s majority rejected his proposal to include other peace plans in the resolution.

"That is why I vetoed it, and it did not become a decision of the Council."

Zelenskyy's Peace Formula

Zelenskyy presented a ten-point Peace Formula, which includes the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity, withdrawal of Russian troops, release of all detainees, war crime tribunals, and security guarantees for Ukraine, during the G20 summit in November 2022.

Ukraine organized four meetings regarding the Peace Formula in Copenhagen, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Malta, and Davos, Switzerland in 2023. These meetings involved discussions between national security and foreign policy advisors.

Switzerland plans to host a high-level Global Peace Summit on Ukraine's peace formula, with the participation of 80 to 100 countries in mid-June 2024.

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