Contents tagged with Transcarpathia

  • Hungary pressures Ukraine to recognize entire Transcarpathia as 'Traditionally Hungarian'

    The Hungarian government demands that Ukraine recognise the entire territory of Transcarpathia, even areas where ethnic Hungarians have never lived, as "traditionally Hungarian" territory, according to an article by Evropeyska Pravda. This demand is one of 11 points that Ukraine received in January 2024 from Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, which had not been disclosed publicly until now. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán agreed to support the start of Ukraine's EU membership …

  • Budapest opens Ukrainian language courses for Hungarians in Transcarpathia

    According to Istvan Grezsa, the Ministerial Commissioner for cooperation of the border regions of Hungary and Ukraine, the Hungarian government is opening Ukrainian language courses in the city of Berehove, in Transcarpathia, for local Hungarians. The news outlet European Pravda reported that Grezsa emphasized that the courses would be free, and that the purpose of the project is to reduce tensions between the two countries.

    "Given the state of the relations that has developed between our …

  • Media: Hungary continues issuing passports to Ukrainian citizens

    The news outlet reports that Hungary did not stop issuing passports to Ukrainian citizens but only moved this solemn ceremony to its territory.

    According to, Budapest instructed to temporarily suspend citizenship ceremonies in the Transcarpathian region, now they will be held at the local government of the Sabolch-Satmar-Bereg region in Hungary bordering with Ukraine.

    In addition, Budapest will investigate the appearance of a scandalous video of the Hungarian passports …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister accuses Ukraine of playing along with 'extremists'

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that the Ukrainian parliament plays into the hands of the "extremists" in the matter of the Hungarian community of Transcarpathia.

    “The parliament in Kyiv plays into the hands of those extremists who have placed personal data of hundreds of Transcarpathian Hungarians [on the Myrotvorets website], just because citizens with dual citizenship cannot be identified based only on open sources, ” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary quotes …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister warns of Russian hybrid threat in Transcarpathia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated in an interview with Radio NV that Transcarpathia is a high-risk region in terms of hybrid threats from neighboring countries. “I believe that Transcarpathia is a high-risk region in terms of hybrid methods. We must invest in it [to counter hybrid threats], otherwise we will create a situation that will cost us more,” said Klimkin.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized that it was necessary to resolutely develop the appropriate policy for …

  • Hungary agrees to redefine position of the commissioner for Transcarpathia after Ukraine’s protest

    Hungary has made a decision to change the name of the position of the ministerial commissioner for Transcarpathia after Ukraine’s protest, said Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin.

     “The morning began with a conversation with my Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó. Hungarians understood us and will change the name of their commissioner for Transcarpathia. We continue constructive work on all the other issues,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

    In the summer of 2018, the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service to conduct anti-terrorist exercises in Transcarpathia

    From August 15 to 17, large-scale, special-tactic, anti-terrorist exercises will be conducted in the Transcarpathian region, reported the press center of the regional department of the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

    Training will be held in Velykobereznyansky, Perechynsky and Uzhhorod regions in conditions as realistic as possible and using special equipment and weapons. The National Police, National Guard, Armed Forces of Ukraine, State Border Service, State Emergency Service of …

  • Kyiv considers banning Hungarian Commissioner for Transcarpathia from entering Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to deny the Hungarian ministerial commissioner for the development of Transcarpathia entry to Ukraine, as reported by the Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar.

    “Interference of the neighboring state in our internal affairs is an impermissible thing. We will take all possible steps involving diplomatic influence. But first, we are waiting for Hungary’s reaction, acceptable explanations and changes,” he explained. There have been no …

  • Kyiv: Budapest issued more than hundred thousand passports to Ukrainians in Transcarpathia

    More than 100,000 Ukrainians in Transcarpathia have Hungarian passports, as stated by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "Most of these passports were issued before Ukraine received a visa-free travel regime [with EU] and there was a practical benefit of having these passports. It was possible to cross the border without restrictions, to get a job in Hungary or in other countries,” the representative of the Foreign Ministry noted. …