MFA Hungary: Ukraine's own fault in failure to make progress on EU, NATO accession path

22:30, 02 August 2018
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Ukraine is unable to make progress in the process of accession to the European Union and NATO through its own fault; Hungary has nothing to do with it, the Minister of State for communication and Hungary’s international image at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Tamas Menczer, told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday.

According to Menczer, statements made by Prime Minister Viktor Orban claiming that Ukraine's Euro_Atlantic aspirations were unrealistic reflect the "actual state of affairs."

The Hungarian official yet again referred to the Ukrainian law on education which allegedly puts "the already existing, acquired rights of minorities are in danger."

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Menczer observed that "despite the outright attack on the Hungarian community," Hungary continues to adopt "a fair approach" to Ukraine, and only recently it donated several tonnes of chlorine to the Zakarpattia region to ensure its continued supply of drinking water.

“We expect Ukraine to give back to national minorities the rights of which it has deprived them, and to put an end to their disenfranchised status,” the Minister of State said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Thursday strongly protested against Hungary's decision to create the post of an authorized minister responsible for the development of Transcarpathia (Zakarpattia) and develop kindergartens in the Carpathian basin.

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