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Orbán: Hungarian Minority in Ukraine Abandoned, Gov’t Support Justified

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.08.

Regarding the issue of Hungarian minorities living in Transcarpathia, western Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said to public Kossuth Radio on Friday that minority “has been abandoned and has a difficult life, so its claim to Hungarian government support is justified.”

Ukraine is a signatory to an agreement with NATO stating its intention to strengthen its relations with the military alliance. In that document, Ukraine pledged not to curb the rights of minorities in the country, Orbán said. Ukraine has failed to keep that promise, he said.

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When Hungary raises its voice on the issue, it also promotes the cohesion and stability of NATO, he added. Orbán said he hoped that the policies of the recently elected Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, would not be anti-Hungarian.

Featured photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI