Contents tagged with Zakarpattia

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Media: Hungarian passports secretly issued to Ukrainians in the Hungarian consulate in Zakarpattia

    In the consulate of Hungary in Berehove, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukrainians have been secretly receiving Hungarian passports, reported by Ukrinform, referring to a video obtained from their own sources.

    According to the publication, while receiving their second citizenship, which is officially prohibited in Ukraine, Ukrainians publicly swear allegiance to Hungary. After getting a passport, these new Hungarian citizens drink celebrate with champagne.

    “I swear that I consider Hungary my homeland. I …

  • Lviv mayor: Zakarpattia cut off from Ukraine

    At the end of a trip to Uzhhorod last week, Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi sent a letter to the president, prime minister and minister of infrastructure of Ukraine concerning the development of the transport and border infrastructure of Zakarpattia, the official website of the Self Reliance Union party reported.

    “After the temporary loss of Crimea, this region could have become Ukraine’s alternative health resort. But it’s easier for residents of Kharkiv or Kyiv to get to Hurghada or Mallorca than …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces to deploy new base in Zakarpattia region

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry intends to deploy a battalion of the mountain assault brigade in Berehove in the Zakarpattia region, Defense Ministry Spokesperson Dmytro Hutsulyak announced at a press briefing, the department’s press service reports.

    The topic was discussed during a meeting between Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Hennadiy Moskal, governor of the Zakarpattia region.

    “During the communication, they considered the possibility of stationing a battalion of the 128th mountain …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Russia prepared massive protests to demand Hungarian autonomy in Zakarpattia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims that it has disrupted Russian provocation on behalf of the Hungarian community in Zakarpattia.

    Plans were made to utilize a conference of national minorities which was supposed to be held in Ukraine between May 17 and 19, the SBU website reports.

    Against the backdrop of statements about autonomy, confrontations were supposed to take place with local nationalists. Russia had also planned to bring in provocateurs to incite clashes and confrontation …