Contents tagged with Zakarpattia

  • Kyiv: Budapest wants to create a Hungarian enclave in Zakarpattia

    Acting Minister of Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Yegor Bozhok in an interview with the Voice of America said that Hungarian authorities are trying to create a Hungarian enclave on the territory of Ukraine.

    "Ukraine didn't complicate the Ukrainian-Hungarian relations. The main problem is the so-called Hungarian reunification of the territory, which blinded Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his associates," - said Bozhok.

    Hungary has already achieved this in Serbia. Slovakia and Romania are …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Hungarian Ambassador over Foreign Minister's statements

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yegor Bozhok summoned Hungarian Ambassador Istvan Iydyarto after the comments of the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, reports Evropeyskaya Pravda news outlet.

    "I have invited the Ambassador Iydyarto and asked him to explain the commentaries of Hungarian Minister Szijjártó at the Conference on reforms in Ukraine, which took place in Toronto. He stressed the need to apply a new approach in the development of Ukrainian-Hungarian relations …

  • Kyiv: Six Ukrainian Air Force divisions relocated

    The Cabinet of Ministers has passed a decree “On the relocation of military units of the Ukrainian Air Force”, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry website reports.

    “The government has made another important step towards ensuring Ukraine’s effective anti-air defense in order to bolster the country’s defensive capabilities. A a decree has been passed to relocate military units of the Ukrainian Air Force. The implementation of this decree will augment the combat capabilities of the Air Force in the …

  • Hungary stops issuing passports to Ukrainians in Zakarpattia

    The Hungarian consulate in Ukraine has stopped and will not resume the practice of issuing Hungarian citizenship to Ukrainian citizens inside its consulates in Zakarpattia and in Kyiv,said  Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in response to a question he was asked in Milan about the outcome of the negotiations with Hungary.

    Last week in Kyiv, Ukraine and Hungary held consular consultations, and their foreign ministers met in Milan on December 6. Klimkin confirmed that at these meetings, …

  • Ukrainian politician: Hungary changed the city in which Ukrainians can receive Hungarian passports

    On November 12, before the start of the Regional Development Council in Kyiv, the head of the Zakarpattia (Transcarpathian) Regional State Administration, Gennady Moskal, stated that Budapest has postponed the issuance of its passports to residents of Zakarpattia (Transcarpathia) from Berehove to the neighboring Hungarian city of Kisvárda in eastern Hungary, UNIAN reports.

    “Nothing has changed. Well, they moved the issuance of passports to the neighboring Hungarian city of Kisvarda. People can …

  • Hungary vows not to seize Ukraine's Zakarpattia region

    Hungary supports Ukraine on many levels, and does not intend to capture Ukraine’s Zakarpattia province, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó promised in an interview with Gazeta Prawna.

    According to the Hungarian diplomat, there is no revisionism in his country’s policy.

    “These are unreasonable and false insinuations… I repeat yet again – we are are not revisionists. I dismiss such explicit accusations,” he said.

    According to Szijjártó, Hungary supports Ukraine by providing loans for …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister complains about Hungary's poor relations with Ukraine

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó believes that Hungary’s relations with Ukraine have deteriorated so drastically due to Ukraine’s law on education.

    “Relations with Ukraine have deteriorated significantly, since nothing has been done to amend the law on education and the new law on language, which deprives members of national minorities of the right to use their native language in culture, media, administration and education,” said Szijjártó in Brussels.

    According to him, a country …

  • Hungary proposes national minorities protection agreement with Ukraine

    The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó after a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the Warsaw Security Forum invited Ukraine to conclude an agreement on the protection of national minorities.

    Evropeiska Pravda reports, citing the Hungarian government’s press service,  that, according to the proposed agreement, both countries should refrain from policies that could lead to the assimilation of national minorities and ethnic structure …

  • Anti-Hungarian billboards appear in Zakarpattia

    Billboards showed up simultaneously in several regions of Ukraine’s Zakarpattia province with a picture of the leaders of the Zakarpattia Hungarian Cultural Association (KMKS) and the inscription “Let’s stop the separatists”.

    Local police are searching for the people behind the provocation, said Hennadiy Moskal, Chairman of the Zakarpattia Regional State Administration.

    “Law enforcement officers are currently searching for the direct perpetrators of the provocation, but the methods and style …

  • Hungary expels Ukrainian diplomat

    Hungary declared the first Secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Budapest persona non-grata. The Ukrainian Ambassador in Hungary was duly informed, the press service of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday, October 4. The employee of the Ukrainian Embassy was ordered to leave the country within 72 hours.

    Earlier that day, Ukraine stated that the Hungarian Consul in the city of Berehove in the Zakarpattia region would be expelled. According to the Ministry’s press service, the …