Szijjártó: Ukraine Preparing ‘Third Blow’ Against National Minorities
Ukraine is preparing a “third blow” against its national minorities, with the president initiating parliament to approve a law on sanctioning dual citizenship in a priority procedure, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister, said on Tuesday.
The first blow was an amendment to the education law, followed by a second blow which involved declaring the language law unconstitutional and planning its amendment, Szijjártó told a press conference.
Ukraine is taking action against its national minorities “in an unprecedentedly despicable and pre-meditated” manner, Szijjárto said. Ukraine’s president is working together with parliament in gradually taking away the acquired rights of minorities, while pursuing a “campaign of lies” and pretending to be victims of geopolitics, he added.
Hungary will maintain its veto of Ukraine’s NATO accession unless national minorities’ rights are restored, he said.