Hungarian PM Orbán predicts Russia-Ukraine war ‘will end’ peacefully if Trump is reelected

by Alex Caldwell

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The Russia-Ukraine war will end if President Donald Trump gets reelected to a second term, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán predicted during an interview earlier this week.

“Donald Trump has a clear vision, with which it is difficult to disagree,” the prime minister told Hungary’s M1 television on Sunday. “First of all, in the Ukrainian-Russian war, he won’t give a single penny. That’s why the war will end.”

He continued, “Ukraine can’t stand on its own two feet if the Americans don’t give more money and weapons, along with the Europeans, then the war is over. And if the Americans don’t give money, the Europeans are unable to finance this war on their own, then the war is over.”

Trump previously met with Orbán at Mar-a-Lago on Friday, where the two supposedly discussed what a second Trump administration would entail, including immigration policy and foreign diplomacy.

Following the meeting, Orbán praised President Trump as a “president of peace,” who “commanded respect in the world, and created the conditions for peace” that would bring an end to the war between Ukraine and Russia.

Orbán also noted that Democrats would be stymied from funding the ongoing war because Trump, who he endorsed in September, would not “even initiate such a thing” during his second term.

“[President Trump] won’t give a single penny. That’s why the war will end,” said Orbán.

During his visit to the U.S., Orbán did not meet with Joe Biden—yet another indicator that global leaders lack respect for the incumbent over President Trump.

Regarding the ongoing war raging through Eastern Europe, Biden has vowed to continue sending foreign aid and military supplies to Ukraine—a sharp contrast to Trump, who has repeatedly insisted that he could end the war “within 24 hours” rather than prolong the fighting.

According to a report from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the Biden administration and Congress have already directed an estimated $75 billion in foreign aid to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion in early 2022.

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