Contents tagged with Klimkin

  • Ukrainian politician: Hungary changed the city in which Ukrainians can receive Hungarian passports

    On November 12, before the start of the Regional Development Council in Kyiv, the head of the Zakarpattia (Transcarpathian) Regional State Administration, Gennady Moskal, stated that Budapest has postponed the issuance of its passports to residents of Zakarpattia (Transcarpathia) from Berehove to the neighboring Hungarian city of Kisvárda in eastern Hungary, UNIAN reports.

    “Nothing has changed. Well, they moved the issuance of passports to the neighboring Hungarian city of Kisvarda. People can …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister proposes reburying Stepan Bandera in Ukraine

    A Pantheon of heroes should be made in Ukraine and the ashes of the OUN leader Stepan Bandera reburied there, stated the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin after the meeting of the Ukrainian government.

    “I believe that we need this from a respect standpoint to our heroes and with the point of view that it will cultivate feeling and understating of one’s own history. This will require the necessary decisions, but I do not see any problems in arranging a Pantheon,” Klimkin said. …

  • Hungary promises to continue blocking Ukraine-NATO commission

    Hungary will continue blocking the NATO-Ukraine Ministerial Commission, stated Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, reports DW.

    Szijjarto said that Ukraine didn’t make any progress on the law on education and didn’t implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission. The Hungarian Foreign Minister also expressed dissatisfaction with the petition to …

  • Hungary expels Ukrainian diplomat

    Hungary declared the first Secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Budapest persona non-grata. The Ukrainian Ambassador in Hungary was duly informed, the press service of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday, October 4. The employee of the Ukrainian Embassy was ordered to leave the country within 72 hours.

    Earlier that day, Ukraine stated that the Hungarian Consul in the city of Berehove in the Zakarpattia region would be expelled. According to the Ministry’s press service, the …

  • Hungary promises to expel Ukrainian consul if Kyiv expels Hungarian consul from Zakarpattia

    Hungary intends to expel the Ukrainian consul if the Hungarian consul is expelled from Berehove in Zakarpattia Oblast, stated  the press service for the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    “If the Ukrainian government decides to expel the Hungarian consul from Berehove, than Hungary will immediately expel the Ukrainian consul from the country,” the message reads.

    A similar statement was made at the 73rd session of The United Nations General Assembly by the Hungarian Minister of …

  • Kyiv and Budapest fail to reach agreement on Hungarian passports for Ukrainians

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó were unable to reach agreement on key issues related to the covert issuance of Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens.

    Klimkin reported back on the results of the negotiations with his Hungarian colleague after the meeting, which took place in New York, Ukrinform reports.

    “After an hour-long discussion, we did not reach agreement on how to interpret this incident. I suggested to Mr Szijjártó that he call …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: situation in the Azov Sea to be discussed at UN General Assembly

    Russia's aggressive behavior in the Azov Sea will be discussed at the UN General Assembly, stated the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin.

    "At the General Assembly in New York there will be a series of meetings with the American side regarding this matter," he said during a briefing.

    The Foreign Minister promised that the situation in the Azov Sea will be one of the key points Ukraine brings up at the General Assembly.

    Klimkin also reported on the implementation of …

  • Hungary promises to further hinder Ukraine’s European integration

    Hungary sees Ukraine’s intention to expel the Hungarian Consul in Berehove in the Zakarpattia region as an unfriendly and risky step, according to the statement was published by the press-service of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó believes that the video where Hungarian passports were given to Ukrainians was recorded by a hidden camera in the Consulate General in Hungary in Berehove and was used in the Ukrainian election campaign …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will notify Russia of the Friendship Treaty termination

    On Friday, September 21, Ukraine will notify Russia as well as international organizations about the termination of the friendship treaty, cooperation and partnership with Russia, said theMinister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "This week we will send a formal note, our message of non-renewal (of Friendship and Cooperation Treaty), to Russia. I think that we will send it on Friday, “said the minister.

    Klimkin clarified that deputies could vote for the …

  • Klimkin: Russian diplomats in Ukraine are working for Kremlin intelligence services

    Speaking at the 7th Euro-Atlantic Forum in Kyiv, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin said that he is sure that almost all Russian diplomats in Ukraine are working for Russian intelligence services.

     “Regarding the [Russian] consuls. We reduced their number here in Ukraine. We kicked out everyone who worked for the service. In fact, almost all of them work for intelligence services. Our diplomatic relations are only in the virtual space, here we have Russian intelligence …