Ukraine, Hungary look to arrange Zelenskyy-Orban meeting

Yermak and Kuleba's talks with Siyarto in Uzhhorod
Yermak and Kuleba's talks with Siyarto in Uzhhorod

Ukrainian and Hungarian officials have taken a “significant step” toward arranging a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, said on Jan. 29.

He said the arrangements were discussed during Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto's visit to Uzhhorod, Ukraine. Yermak added that planning for the event has started, although no specific date is set yet.

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"Both sides are interested in the meeting happening as quickly as possible," said Yermak.

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He described the talks with the Hungarian delegation as “productive,” with the discussion being particularly open and honest.

The Hungarian delegation arrived in Uzhhorod on Jan. 29.

On Dec. 21, 2023, Orban announced that he had accepted an invitation for a meeting from Zelenskyy.

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