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Searches at Berehove touch off negative emotions, - Szijjártó

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hungary’s Foreign Minister also drew attention to the statement of his Ukrainian counterpartr Dmytro Kuleba that he did not believe in the separatism of the Hungarians of Zakarpattia region
17:49, 28 January 2021

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Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó noted the misunderstanding of the reasons for searches that took place at the beginning of December. However, he would like this story not to influence the bilateral relations, as European Truth reported.

“The events touched off the negative emotions when the police searched the facilities of the Hungarians, the Center of Hungarians in Zakarpattia and the institute (in Berehove). I cannot understand the necessity of the arrival of the special forces with full armor on. But we would like our relations not to be burdened with these events,” he stated.

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Szijjártó also drew attention to the statement of Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba that he does not believe in the separatism of the Hungarians of Zakarpattia.

“He said that he denies any statements about separatism. I hope that everyone in Ukraine will stick to it,” the Hungarian minister underlined.

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However, Dmytro Kuleba did not provide guarantees that all criminal cases would be closed.

“There are no grounds to suspect the society in general in any evil intentions. However, there can be individual criminal cases toward the activity of particular persons. Everyone has the possibility to protect himself/herself at the court. If a person broke a law – he/she should be responsible; if a person proves at the court that he/she did not violate the law, the charges are dropped. But I am sure that the activity of one person cannot hold the relations of states-neighbors hostage,” he noted.

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As we reported earlier, In late November, Ivan Chubirko, MP of Zakarpattya branch of Opposition Platform - For Life claimed that the SBU, the state security service ran a check at the place of Vasyl Brenzovych, the leader of Hungarian society in that region.

On December 1, it became known that the SBU operatives checked information about possible signs of illegal activity among the MPs of the local rural council. Some of these people performed the Hungarian national anthem while making their oath.

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