Kyiv, Budapest disagree on provision of Hungarian citizenship in western Ukraine

18:38, 1 October 2018

Hungarian consul remains in Berehove, western Ukraine; Budapest officially stated it is not going to re-call the diplomat from Zakarpattya region after the scandal broke out between the two countries.

As is known, the Hungarian side started a procedure of handing Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens of Zakarpattya – in spite of Ukraine’s official position, which condemns such actions that breach the Ukrainian law.

The incident took place recently, as the video appeared on the web, showing people getting Hungarian passports at a consulate in Berehove. The Hungarian side insists it is in line with the Ukrainian legal framework, adding that the Hungarian minority suffers the acts of oppression and intimidation. The state security service of Ukraine opened the criminal case due to the incident.