Posted: 26.05.2022 11:17:00

Italy, Hungary, Cyprus offered to call on Russia and Ukraine to negotiate and ceasefire

Italy, Hungary and Cyprus have proposed to include a call for a ceasefire in Ukraine and resumption of negotiations between the parties to the conflict in the final document of the EU summit scheduled for May 30th-31st, Reuters reports


A representative of Italy proposed this initiative at a meeting of the EU ambassadors on May 20th; this has been informed by a source who attended the event. The diplomat was supported by colleagues from Hungary and Cyprus.

At the same time, the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced a consolidated position of the European Union regarding the Russian Federation, without mentioning the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations, as she was delivering a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.