Hungary does not change title of “Commissioner for Zakarpattia”, - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Service notes that such actions of Hungary state unwillingness to cooperate
14:09, 23 September 2018

Hungarian Government amid the exacerbation of relations with Ukraine didn’t fulfill the agreement about the change of scandalous title of “Commissioner for Zakarpattia”. Vasyl Bondar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs claimed this, Ukrinform reports. 

Bondar having commented the exacerbation of relations of Ukraine and Budapest pointed out that Hungary didn’t fulfill the main agreement about the change of conflict title of the official responsible for the help Hungarians in Zakarpattia region. 

Related: Hungarian passports in Ukraine's Zakarpattia seven years in use

‘The agreements, which we reached between the ministers during a telephone conversation are not being fulfilled. Now, we have a question, how to negotiate with the Hungarian side,’ the Deputy Minister explained.  

The message alleges that the Deputy Minister notes the unwillingness of Hungary to cooperate, and sees that Hungary interferes in the internal affairs of Ukraine. 

Related: Issuance of Hungarian passports in Zakarpattia challenge for national security - Ukraine's Foreign Minister

Reportedly, earlier, Ukrainian outlet Ukrinform published the video where a number of Ukrainian citizens receive Hungarian passports and take an oath of allegiance to Hungary in the Hungarian Consulate in Berehove. The procedure is followed with the advice of the Hungarian diplomat to not to tell Ukrainian authorities about the receipt of new documents. 

Earlier, Hungarian Ambassador in Ukraine Ernő Keskeny claimed that Ukrainian Hungarians have an absolute right to receive Hungarian passports when the former head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration Viktor Baloha claimed that 90 thousand of Zakarpattia residents have Hungarian passports.

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