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Video of issuance of Hungarian passports to Ukrainians was published by border guard

Source : 112 Ukraine

Governor of Zakarpattia region urged Border Guard Service to check this fact
16:05, 26 September 2018

112 Agency

The scandalous video with the Ukrainians, who get the Hungarian passports in Berehovo, was published by the current officer of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Governor of Zakarpattia region claimed this as 112 Ukraine reported.

"By the way, a person who published this video is the current border guard officer who took an oath and recorded it. The Border Guard Service and the service of its internal security should deal with the aim of his action," Moskal claimed.

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Moskal did not exclude that the author of the video was kind of "agent."

"However, Vienna Convention points out that the places, where the embassies and consulates located, are the territories of this state. In other words, it is a territory of Hungary," he added.

"I proceed only from the legal framework that the state knew about this for a long time and it did nothing: any ambassador was ever called, any note was sent. Even after all loud statements of (Ukraine's Foreign Minister - Ed.) Klimkin, the ambassador of Hungary was not called and he did not get any note of the protest," the official said.

Related: Hungary might expel Ukrainian diplomat due to passport scandal

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 does not change title of “Commissioner for Zakarpattia”, - MFA

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.

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