MFA Ukraine hands protest note to Hungary Ambassador

23:45, 02 December 2019
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine handed a note of protest to the Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine, Istvan Íjgyártó over his recent statements regarding the autonomy of the Hungarian national minority in Ukraine and the Hungarian side blocking the Ukraine-NATO Commission.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine noted that Istvan Íjgyártó had been summoned on December 2.

"The unacceptability was noted of his statements regarding the autonomy of the Hungarian national minority in Ukraine and the Hungarian side blocking the activities of the Ukraine-NATO Commission. A note of protest has been handed over," the statement said.

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"During the conversation, it was further noted that Law of Ukraine 'On Education' does not violate the rights of Ukrainians of Hungarian origin, but rather gives them opportunities for better self-realization in Ukraine, which has now been confirmed by the Venice Commission," the Foreign Ministry added.

As reported earlier, Istvan Íjgyártó said Budapest would continue to block the holding of the Ukraine-NATO Commission meetings due to alleged violation of rights of the Hungarian minority by Ukraine government.

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