Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Prime Minister of Hungary confirms that he will block the rapprochement of Ukraine with the EU and NATO

    The Hungarian government will not give up its intentions to block Ukraine’s integration into the EU and NATO if Kyiv does not change its law on education, as stated by the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán, the text of whose speech was made public on the website of the Hungarian government.

    “I would like to assure Transcarpathian Hungarians that no matter where the wind blows, the Hungarian government will not give up its position. We will resolutely defend it, not only here or in Kyiv, …

  • Budapest summons Ukrainian ambassador over the removal of the Hungarian flag from a town hall in Transcarpathia

    The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, stated that the Ukrainian ambassador was summoned to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to an incident in Berehove in Transcarpathia, where participants marched under the flags of "Freedom," "Falcon," "Legion of Freedom," and other national-patriotic organizations and removed the flag of Hungary from the town hall.

    As a result, Szijjártó said, he called on Ukrainian authorities to restrain the nationalist …

  • Prystaiko: Hungary is using NATO against Ukraine

    Hungary’s hysteria over Ukraine’s Law on Education requiring providing instruction in the state language in Ukrainian educational system is not subsiding, as stated by the head of Ukraine’s mission to NATO, Vadym Prystaiko, at a meeting with journalists in Brussels, reports.

    "Hungary continues to make bravura statements while NATO is trying to explain that these are just work processes, nothing is canceled or blocked," he said, referring to Hungary's decision to veto the meeting of the …

  • Ukrainian Vice-Prime-Minister: Hungary blocking development of relations between Kyiv and NATO

    Budapest is blocking the effective development of Ukraine's relations with the North Atlantic alliance due to their displeasure with the paragraph on language in the Ukrainian law on education.

    According to the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine will try to solve this problem with the support of other NATO members, since Budapest "blocks the effective development" of things planned between Ukraine and the Alliance.

    "Ukraine is concerned with …

  • NATO representative says the NATO-Ukraine commission meeting reportedly vetoed by Hungary was not planned

    NATO says they do not have plans to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December, reports UNIAN, citing a source in the Alliance.

    This was reported by an official Alliance representative, commenting on a statement by Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó that Budapest opposes the holding of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December due to the law “On Education”.

     “There is no plan to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December,” …

  • Hungary blocked the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

    The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, which was to be held in December, was blocked by Hungary, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó, Ukrainski Novyny reported.

    "Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the convening of a NATO-Ukraine commission in December," Szijjártó said.

    He stated that he cannot agree with the situation when the Ukrainian law on education infringes on the rights of national minorities.

    In addition, …

  • Ambassador of Ukraine to NATO: Hungary is the ally whose behavior is raising concerns

    Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO Vadym Prystaiko said that he is worried about the behavior of Hungary, particularly after the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs’ statement about their intention to block Ukraine's association with the European Union.

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to NATO spoke about this in Brussels before the planned meeting with the Ambassador of Hungary to NATO, Ukrinform reports.

    "There is one particular ally whose behavior worries me. This concerns an open statement …

  • Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed dissatisfaction with Putin’s frequent visits to Hungary

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Witold Waszczykowski, stated in an interview with the newspaper Valasz that he was not happy with the frequent visits of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hungary.

    "We are not happy, because we see Russia in a different way. But this is natural, because our geopolitical situation is also different, too. Fortunately, Hungary has no borders with Russia and therefore it is not directly threatened. The Polish-Russian border in Kaliningrad is more than 20 …

  • Poland refuses to sign joint letter to Ukraine on Law on Education

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has denied a request from Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó to sign a joint letter to the authorities of Ukraine regarding the law "On Education" as stated by Waszczykowski in an interview with the Hungarian publication Heti Valasz, reports Rzeczpospolita.

    Waszczykowski drew attention to the new Ukrainian law On Education, in connection with which Hungary announced an initiative to revise the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement.

    "I …

  • Hungary will initiate discussions on Ukrainian Education Law at the EU-Ukraine Association Council

    Hungary will initiate discussions on the education reforms in Ukraine at the next meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, before the summit of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union in Luxembourg, the press service of the Hungarian government reports.

    "This [the adoption of the education reform in Ukraine] is a serious violation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine," Szijjártó said and once …