Speaking to MTI afterwards, Áder said his counterpart supported the proposal.
“Our interest lies in fostering equally stable and peaceful relations with Ukraine — our most populous neighbour — as with our other neighbours,” Áder said. The PResident added that
I made it clear that the Hungarian community of Transcarpathia isn’t asking for more than for Ukraine to honour the obligations it is bound to by its constitution and international treaties”
Áder said the rights of Ukraine’s Hungarian community were more restricted than they had been under the Soviet Union. “This is unacceptable in a democracy.”
He welcomed, however, Zelensky’s openness to discussing and resolving disputed issues relating to Transcarpathian Hungarians, such as those of dual citizenship or Ukraine’s education and language laws.