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New Ukraine-Hungary border-crossing point to be opened in spring 2018
14:29, 20 June 2017
New Ukraine-Hungary border-crossing point to be opened in spring 2018

Hungarian Ambassador noted the importance of development of the border infrastructure after gaining visa-free travels

14:29, 20 June 2017

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Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine Ernő Keskeny announced the opening of a new border-crossing point between Ukraine and Hungary in the spring of 2018. He said this during the round table in Kyiv, reports Intrefax-Ukraine.

"We hope that we will be able to develop border points and open several new ones in the near future. ‘Nadgodosh - Velyka Palad’ point is expected to be opened in the spring of next year," Keskeny said.

Ambassador noted the importance of development of the border infrastructure after gaining visa-free regime with the European Union.

"Tourism and travels between our countries are growing and the flow of people becomes greater on the border. Unfortunately, the conditions there are not very good," Keskeny added.  

Velyka Palad village is Vynohradiv district of Zakarpattia region in Ukraine and is 4 km away from the place of convergence of Ukrainian, Hungarian and Romanian borders and 7 km away from the 26th highway that leads to the ‘Dyakovo – Halmeu’ checkpoint on Ukraine-Romania border.

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According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, at the time there are three international checkpoints on the border of Ukraine and Hungary: ‘Chop – Záhony’, ‘Luzhanka - Beregsurány’ and ‘Vylok - Tiszabecs’.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine’s Embassy in Hungary prepared for visa liberalization. Diplomats will be at the Budapest airport and at the border.

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