Foreign Minister of Hungary Peter Szijjarto thinks that "the oppression of Hungarians" by the Ukrainian state will not stop until current president heads Ukraine as the press service of Hungarian Foreign Ministry reported.
Szijjarto claimed that the election in 2019 might change the situation.
"Until Ukraine is headed by the current president, the incitement of the hatred to the Hungarians from the Ukrainian state will not stop as the president finds it a way to get a particular public support that is very low now," the message said.
Also, 112 Ukraine reported that Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin held the meeting with Szijjarto, however, they could not find the common language.
"Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin met his Hungarian colleague, but they could not find the common language on the main bilateral issues. Klimkin claimed during the meeting that he would possibly expel the Hungarian diplomat from Ukraine if Hungary does not withdraw him after the scandal with the Hungarian passports in Berehovo," the journalist noted.
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.
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.