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Issuance of Hungarian passports to Zakarpattia residents considered as treason

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Prosecutor’s office called such qualification of the case preliminary
18:10, 28 September 2018

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Criminal proceeding for the issuance of Hungarian passports to the residents of Zakarpattia region investigated under the article of the Criminal Code on high treason. The press office of the regional Prosecutor’s office claimed, Interfax-Ukraine reports.  

‘The information recorded in the unified register of pre-trial investigations under Part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code ("Treason"). This is a preliminary legal qualification,’ the press office of the regional Prosecutor’s office claimed.  

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They also added that the investigation is held regarding the commission of actions by the Ukrainian citizens aimed against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.  

Earlier, Ukrinfrom published a video where a few Ukrainians are receiving Hungarian passports and owe allegiance to Hungry in the Consulate in Berehove. The Hungarian diplomat recommended not to inform the Ukrainian authorities about receiving the new documents. 

Later, Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister, said that the video is being checked on the authenticity. If it is authentic, the Hungarian consul might be expelled from the country. 

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In his turn, Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, claimed the attempts to intimidate the Transcarpathian Hungarians and threatened to make Ukraine’s integration more complicated. 

Later it was also reported that for seven years, the Hungarian consulates in Berehove and Uzhhorod of Zakarpattia region have been granting Hungarian citizenship to local residents who are citizens of Ukraine.

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