Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Poland asks Hungary not to interfere with Ukraine's integration to NATO

    Poland does not agree with Hungary raising the issues it has with Ukraine to the level of cooperation within NATO, said the Polish Ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Pieklo.

    “Poland supports Ukraine joining the European Union and NATO. We do not want bilateral issues to be brought to the global level of strategic cooperation within NATO,” he said when asked about the Polish assessment of Hungary’s countering Ukraine’s cooperation with the alliance. The diplomat also added that his statements were not …

  • The new Ambassador of Hungary announced his support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar said on Twitter that he received copies of credentials from the new Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine, István Ijdyarto.

    “Today, I received copies of credentials from the new ambassador of Hungary in Ukraine, István Íjgyártó.

    We have agreed to work on a positive agenda of bilateral relations. Mr. Ambassador is studying Ukrainian, which will undoubtedly help him in his professional activities,” Bodnar wrote.

    The previous Ambassador of …

  • 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 …

  • Media: Hungary continues issuing passports to Ukrainian citizens

    The news outlet reports that Hungary did not stop issuing passports to Ukrainian citizens but only moved this solemn ceremony to its territory.

    According to, Budapest instructed to temporarily suspend citizenship ceremonies in the Transcarpathian region, now they will be held at the local government of the Sabolch-Satmar-Bereg region in Hungary bordering with Ukraine.

    In addition, Budapest will investigate the appearance of a scandalous video of the Hungarian passports …

  • Hungary promises to continue blocking Ukraine-NATO commission

    Hungary will continue blocking the NATO-Ukraine Ministerial Commission, stated Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, reports DW.

    Szijjarto said that Ukraine didn’t make any progress on the law on education and didn’t implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission. The Hungarian Foreign Minister also expressed dissatisfaction with the petition to …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister accuses Ukraine of playing along with 'extremists'

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that the Ukrainian parliament plays into the hands of the "extremists" in the matter of the Hungarian community of Transcarpathia.

    “The parliament in Kyiv plays into the hands of those extremists who have placed personal data of hundreds of Transcarpathian Hungarians [on the Myrotvorets website], just because citizens with dual citizenship cannot be identified based only on open sources, ” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary quotes …

  • Media: Hundreds of Ukrainian officials in Transcarpathia own Hungarian passports

    The Ukrainian website Myrotvorets published the names of more than three hundred Ukrainian officials and deputies of the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine who received Hungarian passports.

    UNIAN reports that all of them swore allegiance to Hungary.

    The list was completed after two weeks of Myrotvorets working in the Transcarpathian region. The information about each person in the list is published in the so-called “purgatory” section.

    Earlier, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto was …