Since the beginning of 2018, 39 people with dual citizenship were revealed in Zakarpattia region, as Artem Oliynyk, the representative of Chop border squad, said on air of a TV channel, mukachevo.net. reports.
“This year, we have recorded 39 cases when Ukrainians received passports of other states. Last year, it was 49 cases. 90% of the cases – these are Hungarian passports, the rest are Slovakian, Romanian and even Israeli. When we reveal such cases, we make protocols on the administrative offence and send the documents to the court. We don’t seize the passport, as we don’t have legal reasons for that,” he said.
It should be noted that Chop and Mukacheno border squads are responsible for the border in Zakarpattia region.
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.