Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Hungary wants to ease Russian sanctions

    In an interview with the Russian channel RT, Hungarian Prime Minister Péter Szijjártó said that he believes that there is a need to discuss anti-Russian sanctions instead of automatically renewing them.  

    At the same time, the head of the Hungarian diplomacy substantiates his position by the fact that the sanctions are allegedly useless.

     “Let’s analyze the facts, did the sanctions help the European economy or the Russian economy or, conversely, helped to put pressure on the Russian economy, …

  • Hungary promises to further hinder Ukraine’s European integration

    Hungary sees Ukraine’s intention to expel the Hungarian Consul in Berehove in the Zakarpattia region as an unfriendly and risky step, according to the statement was published by the press-service of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó believes that the video where Hungarian passports were given to Ukrainians was recorded by a hidden camera in the Consulate General in Hungary in Berehove and was used in the Ukrainian election campaign …

  • Media: Hungarian passports secretly issued to Ukrainians in the Hungarian consulate in Zakarpattia

    In the consulate of Hungary in Berehove, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukrainians have been secretly receiving Hungarian passports, reported by Ukrinform, referring to a video obtained from their own sources.

    According to the publication, while receiving their second citizenship, which is officially prohibited in Ukraine, Ukrainians publicly swear allegiance to Hungary. After getting a passport, these new Hungarian citizens drink celebrate with champagne.

    “I swear that I consider Hungary my homeland. I …

  • Russia to begin construction of two nuclear reactors in Hungary

    The Russian state corporation Rosatom will soon begin the construction of two new power units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, as announced on Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

     “Rosatom will soon start the construction of two new power units at the Paks nuclear power plant,” said Putin after the talks with Orban.

    Putin stressed that the commissioning of additional capacity will allow doubling the …

  • Hungary and Russia agree on continuing gas supply after 2020

    Budapest and Moscow agreed on terms for gas supply after 2020, the year after the current contract expires, as stated on Tuesday, September 18th by the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a press conference after the meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin noted that Moscow now covers 60 percent of Hungary’s need for gas.

    However, he did not rule out that after the construction of the “Turkish stream” gas pipeline along the bottom of the Black Sea, one of its land lines can go …

  • Poland promises to protect Hungary against EU sanctions

    Poland will vote against any possible sanctions against Hungary coming from European organizations, said Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz in a statement that was published on the Ministry’s website. Earlier, the European Parliament took an unprecedented decision to impose sanctions against Hungary for the “destruction of democratic institutions.”

    The Polish Foreign Ministry expressed its concern at the European Parliament’s decision. “Each EU Member State has a sovereign …

  • Hungary agrees to redefine position of the commissioner for Transcarpathia after Ukraine’s protest

    Hungary has made a decision to change the name of the position of the ministerial commissioner for Transcarpathia after Ukraine’s protest, said Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin.

     “The morning began with a conversation with my Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó. Hungarians understood us and will change the name of their commissioner for Transcarpathia. We continue constructive work on all the other issues,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

    In the summer of 2018, the …

  • Kyiv considers banning Hungarian Commissioner for Transcarpathia from entering Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to deny the Hungarian ministerial commissioner for the development of Transcarpathia entry to Ukraine, as reported by the Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar.

    “Interference of the neighboring state in our internal affairs is an impermissible thing. We will take all possible steps involving diplomatic influence. But first, we are waiting for Hungary’s reaction, acceptable explanations and changes,” he explained. There have been no …

  • Kyiv expresses protest against Hungarian Prime Minister's anti-Ukrainian statements

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest to Laszlo Pap, the Chargé d’affaires of Hungary to Ukraine against Budapest’s “unfriendly steps” towards Ukraine, as reported on the Ministry’s website.

    "Despite Ukraine’s constructive approach to resolve existing issues, Hungary's recent actions indicate a choice of confrontation instead of cooperation, and direct interference in Ukraine's internal affairs,” the statement reads.

    The unacceptability of recent statements by the …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces to deploy new base in Zakarpattia region

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry intends to deploy a battalion of the mountain assault brigade in Berehove in the Zakarpattia region, Defense Ministry Spokesperson Dmytro Hutsulyak announced at a press briefing, the department’s press service reports.

    The topic was discussed during a meeting between Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Hennadiy Moskal, governor of the Zakarpattia region.

    “During the communication, they considered the possibility of stationing a battalion of the 128th mountain …