Hungary will continue blocking the Ukraine-NATO Commission meetings, according to Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
Speaking in Brussels following the EU Council meeting at the foreign ministers' level on Monday, the top diplomat has told journalists about his latest meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
"I told him that unfortunately we cannot lift our veto when it comes to the Ukraine-NATO Commission meetings because there is no forward progress [on Ukrainian authorities meeting the rights of the Hungarian minority in Zakarpattia region]," Szijjarto said.
He added that Budapest could agree to the holding within a framework of a foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels of a joint session with the participation of the top diplomats from Ukraine and Georgia, as it was during the July NATO summit.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Nov 15 echoed Vladimir Putin in claiming that it was impossible to reach an agreement with today's leadership of Ukraine. He expressed hope that following presidential elections scheduled for 2019, it will be easier for Budapest to come to terms with Ukraine leaders.