Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó expressed dissatisfaction with the plans of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to restore the military unit based in Berehove, reports Yevropeyska Pravda, citing Hungarian publication Hirado.hu.
"According to Szijjártó, he is worried that the Ukrainian army intends to deploy a battalion of about 800 people in the city with the highest proportion of Hungarians among the population," the report said.
According to the Foreign Minister of Hungary, the explanation of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine that this step is necessary because of the threat to the territorial integrity of the country causes even greater concern.
"This means that they consider the Hungarian national community a threat to Kyiv, which is outrageous, and that's why Hungary is categorically against this," Szijjártó said.
On March 16th, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, stated that Hungary had come close to the "red line" with the latest statements, in particular about the OSCE mission in Transcarpathia.