Szijjártó mentioned that the Hungarian side proposed to amend the statement. As he said, Ukraine had to observe its obligations regarding minorities according to international law. NATO refused from the suggestion.
“We had no other choice than to veto the declaration," Szijjártó noted.
Stripping the rights of a minority belonging to one of the NATO member states should at least merit a mention in such a document, Szijjártó said, adding that the document should include a clause on reinstating those rights.
As it was reported earlier, NATO representatives would visit Ukraine on October 30-31, 2019, at the invitation of Ukrainian authorities. The agenda of the event was announced by the Alliance's press service.
The visit will begin with a trip to Odesa on October 30. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and NATO Ambassadors will visit the Permanent Mine Action Group (SNMCMG2). As part of Black Sea patrol, four NATO anti-personnel vessels from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, and Spain will be in the port of Odesa.