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Fidesz CoE Delegate: Ukraine Intimidating Hungarian Minority ‘Evokes Soviet Times’

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.11.

The Council of Europe should call on Ukraine to stop threatening its Hungarian minority, Zsolt Németh, the head of Hungary’s CoE delegation, has said in a letter sent to Rik Daems, the head of the organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly.

Németh noted recent “raids evoking Soviet times” by the Ukrainian authorities on Hungarian institutions in Ukraine and their leaders, aimed at “intimidating Transcarpathian Hungarians”.

FM Szijjártó Asks CoE Sec-Gen to Help Ukraine Hungarians
FM Szijjártó Asks CoE Sec-Gen to Help Ukraine Hungarians

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Thursday talked to Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and briefed her on the situation regarding Hungarian communities in Ukraine. During the phone call, Szijjártó told Pejcinovic Buric that the Hungarian government found it “unacceptable and outrageous” that the Ukrainian secret services had “taken intimidating action” […]Continue reading

On Nov. 30, Ukraine’s secret service raided the headquarters of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association, as well as the home of its president, László Brenzovics.

The raids came after a ruling by a court in Zaporizhia, in eastern Ukraine, in connection with charges of separatism.

The association said it believed the procedure was based on fabricated political charges with the aim of hobbling the activities of Hungarian organisations and intimidating Hungarians of Transcarpathia and their leaders.

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