In an interview on Wednesday, Hungary’s foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, blamed President Joe Biden in part for the present conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
He contended that if the 2020 election had gone differently, there would have been no war between Russia and Ukraine.
Szijjártó made the remarks in an interview with The Daily Caller after presenting at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Ministerial Conference about a number of topics impacting the United States and Europe, including the war in Ukraine.
“The European economy is suffering. Europe is suffering. That is why the only solution for Europe is peace. But definitely, peace not will come with this behavior.” Szijjártó said.
“So, you know, what we are definitely sure about is that if your presidential election had played out differently in 2020, this war would not have broken out. As much as I can be sure about things that didn’t happen, I am pretty sure that this would have been the case because we are currently, globally speaking, we are currently lacking leaders. President Trump was a real leader.” He continued.
“I want to underline that I really do believe and think that if he had stayed in power, this wouldn’t have broken out,” he reiterated, later on.
Pressure is growing on the Biden Administration to engage in more diplomatic measures to end the war, as it now appears to have ground to a brutal stalemate, at least for now.
A group of 30 Democratic representatives sent an open letter to President Biden on Monday in which it requested the administration begin more urgently to seek a diplomatic solution to the conflict.