Ukraine considers feasibility of National Guard deployment in Berehove

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deployment of a military unit in the city hasn’t been considered yet
20:45, 19 October 2018

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Ukraine considers the relevance of the deployment of the National Guard company in Berehove, Zakarpattia region. City Mayor Zoltan Babjak reported this on Facebook.

‘Today, Representatives of the National Guard led by its commander, Colonel-General Yurii Allerov visited Berehove on an official mission. The possibility of the deployment of the National Guard company in the city was considered,’ he said.

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According to him, when the National Guard units are deployed, the officers will help the law enforcement bodies, first of all, the National Police, to carry out the tasks of ensuring and protecting law and order in Berehove.

At the same time, the Mayor of the city claimed that Deployment of a military unit in the city hasn’t been considered yet.

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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. 

Related: Hungary expels Ukrainian consul in Budapest

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.

Related: Hungarian consul declared persona non grata in Ukraine, - Foreign Ministry

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