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Hungary not to withdraw its consul from Ukraine’s Berehovo

The representatives of the Ministry stressed that “the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs cannot be intimidated and Transcarpathian Hungarians can naturally continue to count on Péter Szijjártó and his definite, unconditional and determined support”
14:03, 1 October 2018

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Hungary does not intend to withdraw its consul from Berehovo due to the scandalous video about issuance of Hungarian passports to the Ukrainians, as Tamás Menczer, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Spokespoerson, said, the press office of the Ministry reports.

“The Minister of State said that Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó had met with his Ukrainian collegue on Wednesday in New York at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. At the meeting, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister admitted that there was no law in Ukraine which bans citizens from having a passport of another country,” Menczer said.

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He added that due to such situation, Hungary does not intend to withdraw its consul-general or consul from Berehovo, regardless of how much Ukrainians recommend.

“Tamás Menczer said that in Ukraine, anti-Hungarian attacks are occurring with the involvement of the administration and state, as proven by the fact that Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó was added to the list of enemies of Ukraine of an extremist Ukrainian website after criticising President Petro Poroshenko,” the news agency reads.

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The representatives of the Ministry stressed that “the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs cannot be intimidated and Transcarpathian Hungarians can naturally continue to count on Péter Szijjártó and his definite, unconditional and determined support”.

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