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Ukraine agrees to accept Íjgyártó as new Hungarian Ambassador

The diplomat is expected to arrive in Ukraine on November 8
13:09, 8 November 2018

István Íjgyártó, new Hungarian Ambassdor to Ukraine
LAJOS SOÓS

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry issued an agrement for appointing István Íjgyártó a new Ambassador of Hungary in Kyiv. He is expected to come to Ukraine on November 8, Eurointegration reports.

On Monday, Ernő Keskeny, whose diplomatic tenure is over in Ukraine left the coutry. 

The new Ambassador of Hungary in Ukraine István Íjgyártó was born on the territory of modern Ukraine, he learns Ukrainian. The diplomat was born in Berehove, Zakarpattya region; he graduated from a local Hungarian school.

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It was also noted that the Ambassador was reportedly visiting Ukrainian language courses, which are held in the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.

As we reported, Hungary has changed the name of “the minister for Zakarpattia.” The decision was published by the Hungarian Justice Ministry on October 29.

Earlier, Ukrinform agency published a video where a few Ukrainians receive the Hungarian passports and owe allegiance to Hungary in the Consulate in Berehove, Zakarpattia region, western Ukraine. The Hungarian diplomat recommended not to inform the Ukrainian authorities about receiving the new documents. 

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Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General, claimed that Ukraine's Security Service investigates this case; however, the service denied this.

Tamás Menczer, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Spokesperson, later reported that Hungary would not withdraw its consul from Berehove due to the scandalous video about the issuance of Hungarian passports to the Ukrainians.

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In its turn, Ukraine claimed that in case the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary does not withdraw their consul from Berehove, the Ukrainian side will offer him to abandon the territory.

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