Contents tagged with Szijjarto

  • 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 …

  • Media: Hundreds of Ukrainian officials in Transcarpathia own Hungarian passports

    The Ukrainian website Myrotvorets published the names of more than three hundred Ukrainian officials and deputies of the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine who received Hungarian passports.

    UNIAN reports that all of them swore allegiance to Hungary.

    The list was completed after two weeks of Myrotvorets working in the Transcarpathian region. The information about each person in the list is published in the so-called “purgatory” section.

    Earlier, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto was …

  • 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 …

  • Hungary requests NATO review relations with Ukraine

    Yevropeiska Pravda reports that Hungary has submitted an official request to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regarding an initiative to review support programs for Ukraine. This was confirmed by NATO headquarters.

    According to the information, a document entitled "Memorandum: Initiative for the Establishment of a New NATO Policy towards Ukraine" was approved at a solemn meeting of the renewed Hungarian government headed by Viktor Orban.

    The document was sent from Budapest to the NATO …

  • Budapest: Hungary will not support Ukraine’s course to NATO and the EU

    Budapest cannot support Kyiv’s Euro-Atlantic efforts until they abolish the "discriminatory" Ukrainian law "On Education," as stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, at the Eastern Partnership summit on the 24th of November in Brussels, Radio Liberty reports. 

    "We cannot do this and support Euro-Atlantic efforts (of Ukraine), because Kyiv has neglected the rights of ethnic minorities and has flagrantly violated the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which came …