Western countries need to keep open channels of communication with Russia in order to achieve a peaceful settlement in Ukraine, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó. In his opinion, this will also help to avoid the escalation of hostilities into a wider military confrontation.
Mr. Szijjarto discussed this topic at the meeting of the heads of the diplomatic departments of the OSCE countries, which took place in the Polish city of Lodz. “We need channels and platforms for communication (with Russia.— “b”). Without this there can be no hope for peace (in Ukraine.— “b”),” the head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry is sure (TASS quote).
Peter Szijjártó also commented on the recent incident with the fall of a rocket in eastern Poland. He believes that this state of emergency could have become “the first step towards a third world war” if the Polish authorities had not shown restraint and responsibility. The minister criticized politicians and journalists who, not understanding the situation, hastened to make false statements.
The rocket fell on November 15 in the Polish village of Przewodow. Polish President Andrzej Duda called the incident an accident. The United States and Poland are inclined to the version that the fall of the missile was the result of the work of Ukrainian air defense. Kyiv denies any involvement. The media wrote that the Polish prosecutor’s office did not intend to allow Ukrainian investigators to investigate the incident.
More about the incident – in the publication “Kommersant” “Bread shame”.