Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said that Ukraine, having adopted a new law on education, has violated its obligations before NATO, and therefore must revoke it. He said this in Brussels at the meeting of NATO countries’ foreign ministers, the Hungarian MFA website reports.
"Ignoring the rights of minorities and adopting a new law on education, Ukraine not only violated its obligations to the EU, but also to NATO," the minister said.
Szijjártó once again stressed that Hungary will not sacrifice the interests of Transcarpathian Hungarians in one geopolitical game. According to him, Ukraine itself is to blame for the situation, and if it is important for the country to resume cooperation with NATO, then it must withdraw the law on education.
"If Kyiv revokes the law, Hungary will again speak loudly in support of Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations," the minister promised.
As it was reported earlier Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine expressed the belief for the improvement of the relations between Hungary and Ukraine. According to Klimkin, it is necessary to communicate with Hungary as with friends and partners.
As we reported Péter Szijjártó, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary repeated his phrase about “discriminative” nature of Ukraine’s education law and said Budapest wouldn’t support Ukraine’s EU, NATO aspirations until the education law is repealed.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijjarto claimed that the government of Hungary decided to block all further decisions of the EU that aim for the rapprochement of the EU with Ukraine due to the ‘Law on Education’.
"Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the convening of NATO-Ukraine commission in December," Szijjártó said.
The minister added that Hungary is ready for consultations, but cannot agree with the situation when, according to Szijjártó, the law selects the previously obtained rights of national minorities.