Hungarian Foreign Ministry has said that the renewal of rights of Transcarpathian Hungarians is a condition for unblocking Ukraine’s entry into NATO from Budapest's side. The press service of the Hungarian MFA reports this.
"As soon as the Transcarpathian Hungarians regain their lost rights, Hungary will once again support the process of Ukraine’s integration into NATO. Not earlier," said Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.
He drew attention to the Venice Commission's conclusion on the law on the Ukrainian language, which believes that its provisions deprive national communities of their acquired rights to use their native language, and also violate international law.
The Hungarian Foreign Ministry hopes that President Zelensky will take into account the rights of national minorities in Ukraine and fulfill Ukraine’s obligations.
Venice Commission of the Council of Europe criticized the "language law" of Ukraine, saying that it does not provide a balance between the Ukrainian language and the languages of national minorities.