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“Not a penny for the Ukraine war”

Donald Trump wants to “end the Ukraine war in 24 hours” if he becomes US President again. Now Hungary's Prime Minister Orban gave an insight into Trump's concrete plans, which apparently include cutting aid to Ukraine.

A few days ago, former US President Donald Trump invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to his Mar-a-Lago residence in the US state of Florida. Apparently the war in Ukraine was also a topic of discussion. Now Orban repeated Trump's statements on Hungarian television that he would not spend “a penny” on the Ukraine war if he were to become US President again.

“He has a very clear vision that is difficult to disagree with. He says this: First of all, he will not spend a penny on the war between Ukraine and Russia,” Orban told the M1 television channel about Trump.

“Trump has pretty detailed plans”

Orban further said in the interview: “That's why the war will end, because it is obvious that Ukraine cannot stand on its own two feet (…). If the Americans don't give money, the Europeans alone won't be able to “To finance this war. And then the war will be over.” Trump has “pretty detailed plans for how to end this war,” Orban added – but did not want to explain this in more detail when asked.

Trump has not yet commented on the content of the talks with Orban. Trump also left a query from the AFP news agency about Orban's latest statement unanswered. In his current election campaign, he has already claimed several times that if he were to become US President again, he would end the war in Ukraine “in 24 hours.”

Mutual praise after meeting in Florida

The Hungarian head of government visited Trump at his private residence Mar-a-Lago on Friday. Both praised each other for their political achievements on the sidelines of the meeting. They share many right-wing populist views and have maintained friendly relations for years.

However, Orban's relationship with current US President Joe Biden is tense. There were tensions, among other things, because of Hungarian resistance to Sweden's NATO accession, which Budapest only recently gave up – and generally because of Orban's Russia-friendly stance in the midst of the Ukraine war.

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