Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Russia’s Gazprom begins supplying gas to Hungary bypassing Ukraine

    On October 1, the Russian gas giant Gazprom began supplying gas to Hungary under a long-term contract concluded on September 27 through the Balkan Stream gas pipeline (an extension of the Turkish Stream) and the pipelines of South-Eastern Europe.

    Gazprom previously reported that two contracts had been concluded with Hungary for up to 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year over 15 years period.

    In 2020, Gazprom supplied 8.6 billion cubic meters of gas to Hungary.

    Ukraine expressed …

  • Stoltenberg: Hungary continues to block Ukraine-NATO meetings

    Hungary continues to block the meetings of the Ukraine-NATO commission, said NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a briefing in Brussels, reports Evropeyska Pravda.

    According to him, Hungary continues to block the commission's meetings despite the fact that the Alliance has granted Ukraine the Enhanced Opportunities Partner status. It was reported that the decision on granting Ukraine the new status was taken by consensus. This means that Hungary also gave its consent.

    NATO …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will not change education law at Hungary’s request

    Ukraine is not going to change the law on education at the request of Hungary, stated the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV program "Right to Power."

    "We reject any demands of our Hungarian partners for additional changes to the Education Act. We will not change the principles laid down in the Education Act to please anyone. We have one state language in our country," he said.

    The Foreign Minister also assured that the purpose of his trip to Budapest is to …

  • Kyiv to create Hungarian region in the Carpathian Mountains

    The Ukrainian government is making the first concessions to Hungary. The Ukrainian Ministry of Community and Territories Development has unveiled new zoning projects in the Ukrainian regions, which stated that a new Beregovsky region is going to be established, writes Ukrainian publicist Andriy Lyubka in the "Point of View" column on Radio Liberty.

    The majority of the population in the area will speak Hungarian, and the region is located along the border with Hungary.

    The Hungarians for …

  • Ukrainian and Hungarian Foreign Ministers cancel meeting in Budapest, will hold phone conversation instead

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto are scheduled to hold a video conference on March 26, Kuleba told Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    "Despite the fact that all visits have been canceled, we still bring up some political issues over the telephone with foreign ministers of other countries. For example, today we agreed with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto that on March 26, when I was supposed to visit Budapest for a meeting of the …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Hungarian Ambassador over his statements about Hungarian autonomy in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned the Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine István Íjgyártó in connection with his recent statements about the autonomy of the Hungarian national minority in Ukraine, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "On December 2, the Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine István Íjgyártó was invited to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, where he was told about the unacceptability of the statements he made in an interview on November 28," reads the message. …

  • Hungary starts recalling passports issued to Ukrainians in Zakarpattia

    The Hungarian authorities have started recalling the passports that were issued en masse to residents of Ukraine’s Zakarpattia region, announced Hennadiy Moskal, former governor of the region.

    The Obozrevatel news outlet writes that this applies to Ukrainians who have forged documents and do not even know the Hungarian language. Moskal explained that, in order to obtain Hungarian citizenship, a person must know the language, and their grandmother or mother must be Hungarian citizens.

    “Believe …

  • 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 …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: US urges Hungary to let Ukraine into NATO

    The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó said in an interview with Radio Liberty that the United States during negotiations with Hungary repeatedly raised the issue of Budapest's blocking Ukraine's entry to the North Atlantic Alliance.

    "For them [the US], it is a matter of geopolitics. The US sees it as a geopolitical issue from overseas. However, we're Ukraine's neighbors! One hundred fifty thousand Hungarians are living here [in Ukraine]. Therefore, it is not surprising …

  • 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 …