Trump won’t give a penny to Ukraine if elected, says Hungary’s Viktor Orban

Orban met with Trump in US last weekend

Orban Trump meet Hungary PM Vikor Orban with US former president Donald Trump at his Florida residence | AFP

After the controversial meeting with the US former president in Florida, Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban said Donald Trump "will not give a penny" to Ukraine if he is re-elected as US president. 

“He will not give a penny in the Ukraine-Russia war,” Orban told state media in Hungary on Sunday. “Therefore, the war will end, because it is obvious that Ukraine cannot stand on its own feet,” he added. 

Orban further added that Trump has a "detailed plan" to end the Ukraine war.

"As it is obvious that Ukraine on its own cannot stand on its feet...If the Americans do not give money and weapons, and also the Europeans, then this war will be over. And if the Americans do not give money the Europeans are unable to finance this war on their own, and then the war will end," said Orban.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, Orban has refused to send weapons to Kyiv and kept close relations with Moscow. He has also locked horns with the European Union member nations for helping Ukraine by providing weapons. 

Orban had met with Trump last weekend at his beach residence in Florida. After the meeting, the statement released by Orban said that Hungary would want to see Trump return to power.

“President Trump was a president of peace, he commanded respect in the world, and thus he created the conditions for peace. During his presidency, there was peace in the Middle East and peace in Ukraine. And there would be no war today if he were still president of the United States," said Orban in a statement. 

“We agreed that there will be peace when there are world leaders who want peace. I am proud that Hungary is one of those countries. We also agreed that there is still much potential in US-Hungarian economic relations,” it added.

“Here in America the campaign is in full swing, and indeed is rushing ahead. It is up to Americans to make their own decision, and it is up to us Hungarians to frankly admit that it would be better for the world – and better for Hungary, too – if President Donald Trump were to return to power,” it said.

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