Official Budapest will refuse to support Ukraine’s integration into the European Union and NATO in the event of a new violation of the rights of Hungarians in Transcarpathia by the Ukrainian authorities. This statement was made by the head of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations, Peter Szijjarto, after a meeting with the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Human Rights, Ilze Brands Keris.
“While we are accepting children and pupils who have fled from Ukraine in 1300 Hungarian schools and kindergartens, 99 Hungarian primary and secondary schools in Ukraine may be closed due to Ukrainian education law,” said he writes on his Facebook page * (owned by the company Meta, recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation).
The minister noted that since 2015, Kiev authorities have passed a number of laws relating to the use of the mother tongue, pointing out that they regularly violate and reduce the rights of minorities.
“For eight years we have constantly received promises from the Ukrainian authorities that they will solve this problem, but in fact they have not done anything,” Szijjártó said.
The head of Hungary’s foreign ministry concluded that the country would not be able to support Kiev’s transatlantic and European integration “as long as Hungarian schools are in danger”.
In early February it became known that Budapest would not ratify Ukraine’s EU membership if Kiev oppressed the Hungarians of Transcarpathia. The head of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s administration, Gergely Guiyash, said that Ukraine’s language and education laws, which involve the oppression of the Hungarian language, fall far short of European standards.
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The head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said that for 8 years Kiev has not solved the problem of Hungarians in Transcarpathia, which