On Saturday, the Hungarian Prime Minister said Russia-related sanctions had not shattered Moscow's resolve, while Europe has already lost four governments amid economic and political crises.

Iran PressEurope: Delivering a speech in Romania, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said: "The West's strategy is like a car with flat tires on all four wheels... The sanctions did not destabilize Moscow. Europe is in trouble, economically and politically, and four governments have become victims: the UK, Bulgarian, Italian, and Estonian… People will face a sharp increase in prices. And the better part of the world deliberately did not support us as well — China, India, Brazil, South Africa, the Arab world, Africa — everybody is aloof from this conflict, they are interested in their own affairs, "

Orban further noted that the Ukrainian conflict is likely to "put an end to the Western hegemony, which could unite the world against someone," and that a "multipolar global order will knock on the door."

He stressed that Europe needs a new strategy for peace in the Ukrainian conflict.

"Hungary should not be under the illusion that we can influence the strategy of the West. Nevertheless, it is a matter of honor and morality for us to state our position that a new strategy is needed, the goal of which would be peace and the formulation of a good proposal for peace. The task of the European Union is not to take sides but to stand between Russia and Ukraine," Orban said.

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Orban highlighted that for the first time since World War II, Europe again has no say in essential security issues as the United States and Russia make decisions. He also adds that Peace in Ukraine may be established only after the negotiations between Russia and the United States. Europe has lost its chance at mediation since it failed to ensure the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements.

Viktor Orban mentions that Europeans cannot mediate the process anymore as Moscow is unwilling to listen to the EU after the failure of the Minsk agreements.

"We lost it after 2014 when we could not ensure the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements containing the guarantees from France and Germany. And the Russians do not want to conduct talks with us anymore," he added.

On February 24, Russia began a military operation in Ukraine, responding to calls for help from the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The United States and its allies responded by imposing comprehensive sanctions against Russia while ramping up their military support for Ukraine.

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