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No danger of separatism in Ukraine's Zakarpattia, - Head of Party of Hungarians of Ukraine

"Ukraine wants to be part of Europe and the NATO. I don't think there's any danger of separatism," Vasyl Brenzovych, Ukrainian MP and leader of Ukraine's Party of Hungarians
22:32, 2 October 2018

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There is no danger of separatism in Ukraine's westernmost Zakarpattia region. Vasyl Brenzovych, the Ukrainian MP and Head of Party of Hungarians of Ukraine said this while speaking at 'The Pulse' TV show on 112 Ukraine TV channel.

'Come on, what kind of separatism can be there in Zakarpattia region? Our country wants to be part of Europe and the NATO. I don't think there's any danger of separatism,' he said, commenting on the situation with handing Hungarian passports in the Hungarian consulate in Berehove, Zakarpattia region. 

In turn, Anatoliy Matios, the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine, added that bringing a large batch of Hungarian passports to Zakarpattia region is illegal. 'Moving state documents of the state-approved specimen, which look like passports is about moving official documents to the sovereign country... these documents grant rights of citizenship and are handed in the consulate authority, on the territory of another country. It is prohibited,' he said.  

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

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