The Hungarian foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian Ambassador over the incident with the flag in Berehove

Hungary demanded that Ukraine’s reaction to the incident, which occurred on November 12, in Beregovo, Transcarpathian region, where nationalists broke with the city hall of the Hungarian flag. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyyarto, reports Hirado.hu.

According to him, on this occasion, the foreign Ministry will call the Ambassador of Ukraine in Hungary.

Szijjártó stressed that «criminals must be apprehended and brought to justice as soon as possible».

He added that in a developed European country such cases are not allowed.

November 12, in Beregovo, representatives of the party «Freedom» came to the city Council building and removed the flag of Hungary. They tried to set fire to it, but the police prevented from doing so. Law enforcement officers took away the activists of the flag and hung it back up.

Relations between Hungary and Ukraine deteriorated following the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada on 5 September, the law «On education», which expands the use of the Ukrainian language in education.

10 Sep Szijjártó called the Ukrainian law «shameful and disgraceful» and ordered that Hungarian diplomats did not support any Ukrainian initiatives in international organizations.

On September 26 in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Hungary stated that they will block any further rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU. According to Szijjártó, the law violates the principles of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

27 Oct Szijjártó said that Budapest has opposed the Commission’s meeting on 6 December 2017 in Brussels. A NATO spokesman reported the UNIAN that the meeting planned for December.

According to the census conducted in 2001, in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, there are of 151.5 thousand Hungarians.




The Hungarian foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian Ambassador over the incident with the flag in Berehove 14.11.2017

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