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Hungarian and British fighters intercept two Russian warplanes over the Baltics
Hungarian Gripen fighters deployed at the Siauliai airfield in Lithuania on May 14, for the second time in the last 24 hours, were scrambled over the Baltic Sea to intercept Russian aicraft as reported by the Hungarian Ministry of Defense. According to the report, British Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the Estonia's Amari Air Base flew to their aid, reports Radio Liberty.
According to the information of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, these fighters flew to intercept Russian military …
US urges Hungary to behave ‘more responsibly’ in the conflict with Ukraine
US President Donald Trump and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will hold talks in the White House on May 13.
According to the representative of the US President’s administration, the United States is concerned about the fact that Hungary is trying to bring the dispute with Ukraine to the international level. The US suggests Hungary resolve all issues directly with the authorities in Kyiv and "through diplomatic channels."
The official also noted that Hungary should act "more responsibly" …
Hungary: Ukrainian language law is unacceptable
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the language law which was approved on Thursday by the Verkhovna Rada is unacceptable, reported Evropeyska Pravda, citing the online news website, Hirado.
According to Szijjarto, the Ukrainian language law violates Hungarian minority rights and reflects the vision of President Petro Poroshenko, who, according to the Hungarian minister, promoted anti-Hungarian policies.
“However, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainian voters chose to elect another …
Hungary suspends oil supplies from Russia
The largest Hungarian oil and gas company Magyar Olaj es Gazipari Reszvenytarsasag (MOL) announced that Hungary has suspended Russian oil deliveries through the Druzhba pipeline, reported TASS.
"MOL continuously monitors the quality of the raw materials coming through the Druzhba pipeline and does not allow low-standard crude oil to arrive in Hungary. Thus far, the quality of the crude oil coming through the pipeline has been in accordance with the regulations, however, we have decided to …
Hungarian Foreign Ministry summons Ukrainian ambassador after leader of the Union of Hungarians denied entry to Ukraine
The Hungarian Foreign Ministry summoned Liubov Nepop, the Ukrainian ambassador in Budapest, after the leader of the Democratic Union of Hungarians of Romania (RMDSZ), Hunor Kelemen was banned entry to Ukraine, reported Evropeiska Pravda with reference to the press service of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.
"The press secretary stressed that he considers the entry ban for the leader of the Democratic Union of Hungarians of Romania, Hunor Kelemen as an unacceptable and anti-Hungarian move," the …
Leader of Romania's Union of Hungarians denied entry into Ukraine
The leader of the Union of Hungarians of Romania and deputy of the Romanian parliament, Hunor Kelemen, was not allowed to enter Ukraine. According to his Facebook page, he was banned entry into Ukraine until October 2020.
According to Kelemen, he was going to Uzhgorod to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the local Hungarian organization “Society of Hungarian Culture of Transcarpathia”. He was kept in the border control zone for an hour, and then he was told that he can not cross the border. …
Hungary hopes to start importing gas from Azerbaijan in 2021
The press service of the Hungarian government, following the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Parviz Shahbazov, in Baku, announced that Hungary expects to start importing natural gas from Azerbaijan in 2021, writes Deutsche Welle.
As the Hungarian minister noted, the diversification of gas supply routes is extremely important for Hungary.
Szijjártó drew attention to the fact that "the conflict between Russia and …
Hungary plans to build a bridge to Ukraine
Hungary plans to build a new bridge over the Tisza River near the Transcarpathian city of Chop, stated the Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary.
On Friday, March 1, the Deputy State Secretary for Regional and Border Cooperation of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry Peter Kiss and Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine István Ijdyarto held a bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
“The Hungarian side noted that a feasibility study will be conducted to build a new bridge over the Tisza …
NATO sides with Hungary in the dispute with Ukraine over the language law
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller stated during a visit to Hungary that NATO has acted in line with Hungary’s interests when it comes to Ukraine’s Law on Education and insists that Ukraine should implement the conclusions of the Venice Commission regarding the language provisions on the law on education, the Alliance's press service reports.
“Allies have acted in solidarity with Hungary when it comes to Ukraine’s Law on Education. In the Brussels Declaration and in the …
US Secretary of State urges Hungary to support Ukraine
On Monday, February 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his Central European tour of Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. At the joint press-conference with the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, Pompeo spoke about the need to support Ukraine, Voice of America reported.
"Today I spoke with the foreign minister about the urgent importance of supporting Ukraine in its quest for sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said. "Hungarians know all too well from their history that an …