Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Kyiv considers banning Hungarian Commissioner for Transcarpathia from entering Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to deny the Hungarian ministerial commissioner for the development of Transcarpathia entry to Ukraine, as reported by the Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar.

    “Interference of the neighboring state in our internal affairs is an impermissible thing. We will take all possible steps involving diplomatic influence. But first, we are waiting for Hungary’s reaction, acceptable explanations and changes,” he explained. There have been no …

  • Kyiv expresses protest against Hungarian Prime Minister's anti-Ukrainian statements

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest to Laszlo Pap, the Chargé d’affaires of Hungary to Ukraine against Budapest’s “unfriendly steps” towards Ukraine, as reported on the Ministry’s website.

    "Despite Ukraine’s constructive approach to resolve existing issues, Hungary's recent actions indicate a choice of confrontation instead of cooperation, and direct interference in Ukraine's internal affairs,” the statement reads.

    The unacceptability of recent statements by the …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces to deploy new base in Zakarpattia region

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry intends to deploy a battalion of the mountain assault brigade in Berehove in the Zakarpattia region, Defense Ministry Spokesperson Dmytro Hutsulyak announced at a press briefing, the department’s press service reports.

    The topic was discussed during a meeting between Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Hennadiy Moskal, governor of the Zakarpattia region.

    “During the communication, they considered the possibility of stationing a battalion of the 128th mountain …

  • Prystaiko: Hungary tried hard to keep Ukrainian President away from NATO summit

    Hungarian diplomats have advised their political leaders to use NATO as a platform for settling scores with Kyiv, and also attempted to prevent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko from attending the alliance’s summit, Ukraine’s ambassador to NATO Vadym Prystaiko told Glavcom news outlet in an interview.

    “A critical juncture has been reached. They really tried to keep the Ukrainian president away from the NATO summit. We will not forget this,” Prystaiko said, adding that Poroshenko had the …

  • Prime Minister of Hungary complains to Putin about EU’s anti-Russian sanctions

    The European Union’s anti-Russian sanctions have jeopardized Moscow-Budapest relations, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service reported. “I must say that we could develop even more [relations] if not for the harmful sanctions. Because of these measures, we are losing opportunities,” said the Hungarian Prime Minister. Moreover, Orban assured Putin that Hungary stands for the normalization of relations between …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko agrees to continue dialog with Prime Minster of Hungary Orban

    In interviews with three Ukrainian television channels 112-Ukraine, STB and Inter, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he agreed to continue the dialog with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban regarding the language article of the Education Law.

    He discussed this in interviews with three Ukrainian television channels- 112-Ukraine, STB and Inter.

    “At the NATO summit, I had a short meeting with the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. We agreed that, at the level of foreign …

  • Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs: Budapest will not step back from blocking Ukraine's cooperation with NATO

    Hungary will not support the rapprochement of Ukraine with NATO until Kyiv stops their attacks on the Hungarian minority, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs cites Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó as saying.

    Szijjártó noted that Hungary is outraged by the fact that the highest level of politics in Ukraine is becoming a platform for extremism and anti-Hungarian sentiments. According to Szijjártó, the country that speaks of European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations cannot allow ultra- …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO summit despite Hungary’s veto

    Ukraine has managed to get around Hungary’s veto, and will participate in the NATO summit in Brussels, alongside Georgia, asstated by Ukrainian Ambassador to NATO Vadym Prystaiko in a broadcast of the Zavtra program, Radio Liberty reports.

    “Thanks to cooperation with NATO allies, we were able to overcome the obstacle put in place by Hungary… The course of action that was determined is a joint session with Georgia, 10 years after the Bucharest summit, when both Ukraine and Georgia were promised …

  • Hungary names conditions necessary for Ukraine-NATO Commission to resume work

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has named three conditions under which Hungary would agree to unblock the activities of the Ukraine-NATO Commission.

    "The first condition [is that] the transitional period for the language of education should be extended until 2023, and during this time [Ukraine will] have to negotiate with the minority on what changes will be implemented. The second condition, which also fully meets the Venice Commission’s proposals, is that [the norm on the language …

  • Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs: war with Russia cannot be an excuse for Ukraine to violate the rights of Hungarians

    Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó stated that the war with Russia cannot be an excuse for Ukraine’s “violation of the rights of Hungarians.”

    During an interview with Channel 1+1 which was broadcast in the evening of June 24, Szijjártó stated: “We support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, but your war with Russia cannot be and should not be an excuse for your violation of the rights of Hungarians.”

    According to Szijjártó, Hungary will continue to support …