Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar has said Hungary began to act as if Ukraine's Zakarpattia region was its territory.
Bodnar noted it was not only about issuing passports or creating the post of an authorized minister responsible for the development of Transcarpathia (or Zakarpattia in Ukrainian, which is an administrative unit of Ukraine).
"If Ukraine does not respond to such actions of Budapest, this impunity will lead to unpredictable consequences. Our goal is to show that Ukrainian sovereignty extends to the region, and we will defend this sovereignty," he told DT.UA.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a video was posted on social media showing the consulate of Hungary in Berehove reportedly issuing Hungarian passports to citizens of Ukraine. Klimkin called on Hungary to take action after the publication of the video.
In turn, MFA Hungary claimed no law in Ukraine banned citizens from obtaining another country's passport.
On October 4, the Hungarian Consul in the town of Berehove was declared persona non grata. He must leave the territory of Ukraine within the next 72 hours. In a retaliation move, Hungary announced the expulsion of the Ukrainian Consul in Budapest.