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Ukraine bans entry for two Hungarian officials due to illegal campaigning in Zakarpattya

Source : 112 Ukraine

Foreign Ministry accused Hungary of interfering in the country's elections
22:29, 26 October 2020

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba
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Ukraine has banned entry to two Hungarian officials because of campaigning in the Zakarpattya region during the local elections. This was announced by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with Interfax.

“Two Hungarian dignitaries have already been banned from entering Ukraine. During this election campaign they resorted to direct campaigning in the Zakarpattya region. One of them is the State Secretary of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office,” Kuleba said.

The Minister also added that theUkrainian authority initiated the introduction of a ban on entry to Ukraine for several more Hungarians, who actively interfered in the internal affairs of Ukraine during the election campaign.

"Our partners will soon be informed in detail about the fact of interference in the elections by Hungary, and we have already informed the OSCE observation mission about this," he stressed.

Related: Zelensky’s poll creates partial illegal political advantage for party of power, - OSCE ODIHR

According to Kuleba, this was Hungary's solid interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine.

As previously reported, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto on the day of local elections in Ukraine, October 26, on his Facebook page called on the Hungarians of Zakarpattya to support the political force "Party of Hungarians of Ukraine".

In response to this call, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine turned to the Hungarian side with a request to respect the legislation of Ukraine and not interfere in the internal affairs of the neighboring country.

Also, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine summoned the Hungarian Ambassador for an explanation and handed him a note of protest due to the illegal campaigning.

Related: Ukraine's MFA hands note of protest to Ambassador of Hungary

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