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Although Hungary is not responsible for the war, the country and its citizens have already paid a high price for it, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told MPs in parliament. “No one can expect us to sacrifice even more,” he said in parliament. “The international community should focus on saving lives, but that is only possible through peace rather than delivering weapons and imposing sanctions,” he said. Sanctions have failed nine times, “and you would think we shouldn’t try it a tenth time,” he said. The EU, however, is preparing to do just that, he said. The global majority is on the side of peace, and Hungary is part of that majority, he said. Peace requires open channels of communication so peace talks can remain a possibility, he said. Sustainable results will be “impossible” without direct talks between the US and Russia, he said. Meanwhile, Hungarians in Ukraine are losing one minority right after the other and are suffering provocations at a time when Hungary is in the midst of the largest humanitarian operation of its history to help Ukrainian refugees, he said. “Even as 1,247 Hungarian schools have accepted Ukrainian children, Ukraine is preparing to close minority schools from September, to strip [minorities] from the possibility to do their school-leaving exams and university admissions in their mother tongue, and take away universities’ right to choose the language of education,” Szijjártó said. Hungary stands by Transcarpathian Hungarians and will use all international forums to aid them, he said. Szijjártó called on lawmakers to “become a part of the global pro-peace majority” and adopt the pro-peace resolution of the ruling parties.