Hungary wants Ukraine to give legal guarantees

NATO-Ukraine ministerial meeting vetoed

MH – 2018.02.12. 16:43 –

“Hungary will not give up its current policy with regard to the Ukrainian Education Act without legal guarantees”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said at a press conference in Budapest on Monday.

“If Hungary were to let go of its opportunity to veto in international organisations then it would be giving up the only instrument with which it can protect Transcarpathian Hungarians and force Ukraine to correspond to international regulations”, the foreign minister told a press conference.

“NATO planned to hold a meeting of NATO-Ukraine defence ministers on 14-15 February, which Hungary has vetoed, and accordingly the Alliance’s Secretary General has informed member states that the session of the meeting will not be held”, he said.