Szijjarto rejects Ukraine's "campaign of lies"

Hungary is not acting in accordance with Russia's expectations

MH – 2018.05.08. 07:28 –

“Ukrainian state propaganda is conducting a campaign of lies against Hungary”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto declared at a press conference in Budapest on Monday, Kormany.hu reports.

“It is a blatant and abject lie that when Hungary is protecting Transcarpathian Hungarians it is acting in accordance with Russia’s expectations”, the politician said, adding: “Hungary is protecting the 150 thousand Hungarians who live in Transcarpathia, but we have no need of third parties or guidance to do so”.

With relation to the events of recent days, the Hungarianminister explained: The Ukrainian President has put before Parliament legislative proposals that would strip people with Hungarian citizenship of their Ukrainian citizenship.