Contents tagged with Szijjarto

  • Ukrainian and Hungarian Foreign Ministers cancel meeting in Budapest, will hold phone conversation instead

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto are scheduled to hold a video conference on March 26, Kuleba told Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    "Despite the fact that all visits have been canceled, we still bring up some political issues over the telephone with foreign ministers of other countries. For example, today we agreed with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto that on March 26, when I was supposed to visit Budapest for a meeting of the …

  • Kyiv: Budapest wants to create a Hungarian enclave in Zakarpattia

    Acting Minister of Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Yegor Bozhok in an interview with the Voice of America said that Hungarian authorities are trying to create a Hungarian enclave on the territory of Ukraine.

    "Ukraine didn't complicate the Ukrainian-Hungarian relations. The main problem is the so-called Hungarian reunification of the territory, which blinded Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his associates," - said Bozhok.

    Hungary has already achieved this in Serbia. Slovakia and Romania are …

  • Hungary stops issuing passports to Ukrainians in Zakarpattia

    The Hungarian consulate in Ukraine has stopped and will not resume the practice of issuing Hungarian citizenship to Ukrainian citizens inside its consulates in Zakarpattia and in Kyiv,said  Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in response to a question he was asked in Milan about the outcome of the negotiations with Hungary.

    Last week in Kyiv, Ukraine and Hungary held consular consultations, and their foreign ministers met in Milan on December 6. Klimkin confirmed that at these meetings, …

  • Hungary vows not to seize Ukraine's Zakarpattia region

    Hungary supports Ukraine on many levels, and does not intend to capture Ukraine’s Zakarpattia province, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó promised in an interview with Gazeta Prawna.

    According to the Hungarian diplomat, there is no revisionism in his country’s policy.

    “These are unreasonable and false insinuations… I repeat yet again – we are are not revisionists. I dismiss such explicit accusations,” he said.

    According to Szijjártó, Hungary supports Ukraine by providing loans for …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister complains about Hungary's poor relations with Ukraine

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó believes that Hungary’s relations with Ukraine have deteriorated so drastically due to Ukraine’s law on education.

    “Relations with Ukraine have deteriorated significantly, since nothing has been done to amend the law on education and the new law on language, which deprives members of national minorities of the right to use their native language in culture, media, administration and education,” said Szijjártó in Brussels.

    According to him, a country …

  • Hungary proposes national minorities protection agreement with Ukraine

    The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó after a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the Warsaw Security Forum invited Ukraine to conclude an agreement on the protection of national minorities.

    Evropeiska Pravda reports, citing the Hungarian government’s press service,  that, according to the proposed agreement, both countries should refrain from policies that could lead to the assimilation of national minorities and ethnic structure …

  • 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 …