Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs: war with Russia cannot be an excuse for Ukraine to violate the rights of Hungarians

    Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó stated that the war with Russia cannot be an excuse for Ukraine’s “violation of the rights of Hungarians.”

    During an interview with Channel 1+1 which was broadcast in the evening of June 24, Szijjártó stated: “We support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, but your war with Russia cannot be and should not be an excuse for your violation of the rights of Hungarians.”

    According to Szijjártó, Hungary will continue to support …

  • Hungary allows Ukraine’s participation in the NATO Summit

    Hungary will no longer block Ukraine’s participation in the NATO Summit. However, Hungary’s decision to block political meetings of the Ukraine-NATO Commission remains in force, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated.

     “Recently I met with Mike Pompeo in Washington and I told him there that we are not against the NATO Summit with the participation of Ukraine, which will take place in July in Brussels. Security issues, including those concerning the Black Sea region, …

  • Poroshenko confident the NATO-Ukraine summit will take place despite Hungary’s efforts to block it

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared several times during recent international talks that he was confident that the NATO-Ukraine summit will be held. This topic was discussed during talks with French President Emanuel Macron, the presidential administration reported.

    The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the highest level, unofficially called the "NATO-Ukraine summit," would be held within the framework of the Brussels summit of the Alliance, which will be held on July 11-12. …

  • Hungarian military put on alert after Ukrainian aircraft violates country's airspace

    The Hungarian Air Force was put on alert after a small Ukrainian plane illegally entered Hungarian airspace on the night of June 9th, reported on news outlet.

    “The border guards immediately sounded the alarm and informed the relevant NATO security agencies. In addition, Swedish fourth generation Saab JAS 39 Gripen multi-role fighters were immediately sent up,” the report stated.

    The incident occurred on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border in the area of the Luzhanka-Beregshuran …

  • Russia sides with Hungary, calls on NATO to put pressure on Ukraine

    The Russian Federation requested the North Atlantic Alliance to put pressure on Ukraine following the country’s changes to provisions of the law “on education”, Evropeyska Pravda reports with reference to a source in the NATO headquarters who commented on a meeting of the NATO-Russia council which took place in Brussels in May.  

    Russia claims that one of the members of NATO, namely Hungary, is not satisfied with the Ukrainian law. Budapest has blocked ministerial meetings of the Ukraine-NATO …

  • US reminds Hungary of importance of supporting Ukraine

    During a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted the importance of supporting Ukraine's engagement with NATO against the backdrop of Russian aggression.

    "The Secretary…emphasized the urgent need to help Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, including the importance of facilitating and supporting Ukraine’s engagement with NATO, and the need to counter Russian malign influence in Central Europe," stated the State Department website …

  • Hungary offers to establish a working group with Ukraine on the language issue

    Hungary has offered a solution to Ukraine regarding the language issue: to establish a special intergovernmental working group tasked with monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Venice Commission on the "language article" of the law of Ukraine "On Education," Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó reported on the website of the Hungarian government.

    "Hungary is proposing the establishment of an intergovernmental working group tasked with monitoring the …

  • NATO Secretary General hopes for rapid solution of a dispute between Ukraine and Hungary

    During the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that he is in constant contact with Hungary and Ukraine regarding their dispute over the Ukrainian Education Law, the Voice of America reports. Hungary insists there must be a revision of NATO programs regarding Ukraine.     

    Stoltenberg noted that NATO is in constant contact with Ukrainian officials, stating: “I am in constant contact with President Poroshenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs Klimkin …

  • Polish foreign ministry calls on Stoltenberg to intervene in situation between Hungary and Ukraine

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz believes that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg can intervene in the situation concerning Hungary’s attempt to block Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration, reported RBC Ukraine.

    Czaputowicz called the dispute between Hungary and Ukraine “a family dispute.”

    “We need to study the problem and propose a solution that will dispel any doubts. Perhaps a third party would be helpful here, for example, the NATO Secretary General. I think he has some tools …

  • Lithuania and Canada oppose Hungarian initiative to revise NATO's cooperation with Ukraine

    Hungary's proposal to reconsider NATO's cooperation with Ukraine that was earlier sent to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was criticized by representatives of Lithuania and Canada at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on May 26, Ukrinform reports.

    "One of the Visegrad Group countries is trying to use NATO as a tool to block the NATO-Ukraine meeting, which is unacceptable, and therefore I ask our Hungarian colleagues to help ensure that the Hungarian government does not use …