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 me, it’s virtually impossible to learn Hungarian. It has to be done from childhood. It’s the most difficult language in Europe,” the former governor observed.

Moskal said that, if a person is stopped by a police officer, presents a Hungarian passport, but is unable to express himself in Hungarian, the passport will be confiscated.

  Hungary, Ukraine, Zakarpattia