A top European official has revealed that global leaders expect the war in Ukraine to continue for the next few years.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has revealed that the European Union (EU) is planning to continue funding the endless war for at least another four years.
According to Szijjártó, EU member states are planning to spend €5 billion ($5.49B) per year on perpetuating the endless war.
In a video posted on Twitter, Szijjártó states “The European Union thinks that there will be war in Ukraine for another four years.
“How many people will die in four years? How many Hungarians will die in four years?
“And how much more devastation will be created in four years that someone will then have to repair?”
❗️FM Szijjártó: The European Union thinks that there will be war in Ukraine for another four years. How many people will die in four years? How many Hungarians will die in four years? And how much more devastation will be created in four years that someone will then have to… pic.twitter.com/QLCmt6ATB8
— Zoltan Kovacs (@zoltanspox) July 29, 2023
The comments prompted Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Wlachovský to fire back in response.
“Dear Péter, please do not tell what other people think before you ask them,” Wlachovský said.
“EU consists of 27 countries.
“I don’t recall any debate when we said the war will continue for 4 years.
“War can stop tomorrow.
“EU is not a problem, Russia is a problem.”
Wlachovský added “Russians, go home! Let there be peace! 1956.”
In 1956, there was an anti-Soviet uprising in Hungary.
Dear Péter, please don’t tell what other people think before you ask them. EU consists of 27 countries. I don’t recall any debate when we said the war will continue for 4 years. War can stop tomorrow. EU is not a problem, Russia is a problem. Ruszkik haza! Legyen béke! 1956 https://t.co/RGPxVbxGaF
— Miroslav Wlachovsky (@MWlachovsky) July 30, 2023
The comment from Wlachovský prompted Hungarian Secretary of State Tamás Menczer to respond.
“Minister Wlachovsky either has a bad short-term memory — and this is a benign assumption — or he is lying,” Menczer said.
Menczer further noted that EU foreign ministers agreed at their last meeting to propose financing arms shipments to Ukraine for the next four years at a combined cost of €20 billion.
“The Slovak foreign minister did not oppose the proposal,” Menczer continued.
He then posed the question “If there will be no war in the next four years, why should there be financing for arms supplies?”
“The Hungarian position is unchanged: We want an immediate ceasefire and peace,” Menczer concluded.
State Secretary Tamás Menczer responds to @MWlachovsky:
Minister Wlachovsky either has a poor short-term memory or he is lying. Because at the last meeting of EU foreign ministers, they discussed a proposal to spend €5 billion a year for the next 4 years to finance arms… https://t.co/4ycOonhA4s
— Zoltan Kovacs (@zoltanspox) July 30, 2023
The news is a strong indication that American taxpayers will continue sending billions of dollars to Ukraine.
Despite the never-ending flow of cash and arms, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky commented last week that Western taxpayers are not doing “enough.”
“As long as the war continues, nothing can be enough,” Zelensky declared.
He made the comment despite Ukraine having received an estimated €165 billion ($185.6 billion) from Western nations, including the U.S.