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 Assault Brigade in the city of Berehove and developing the infrastructure of the military divisions in the cities of Mukachevo and Uzhhorod. As part of the work visit, there was a meeting, at which they discussed the progress of the construction of infrastructural facilities for divisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and housing for soldiers,” the report states.

Recently the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry protested to László Páp, Hungary’s charge d’affaires in Ukraine, in connection with a number of “hostile steps” taken by Budapest against Ukraine.

At the end of July, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he does not believe that Ukraine’s aspirations to join the EU and NATO are realistic.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó previously expressed his displeasure at the plans by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry to reinstate a military unit in Berehove, which is close to the border with Hungary.


  Ukraine, Hungary, Zakarpattia, Viktor Orban, Ukrainian Armed Forces