Hungary blocked the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, which was to be held in December, was blocked by Hungary, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó, Ukrainski Novyny reported.

"Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the convening of a NATO-Ukraine commission in December," Szijjártó said.

He stated that he cannot agree with the situation when the Ukrainian law on education infringes on the rights of national minorities.

In addition, Szijjártó said that he was concerned about the intention of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to consider draft laws on language and citizenship that could "threaten the Transcarpathian Hungarian community."

The Minister noted that there is still no way to bypass the Hungarian veto, since the convening of the NATO-Ukraine commission needs a unanimous vote.

The relations between Ukraine and Hungary have become more strained after Ukraine adopted  the Law on Education, which gives higher importance to Ukrainian language.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry of Hungary said that they would block the integration processes of Ukraine and the EU.

  Hungary, Ukraine, Law on education