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09:41 02 Dec 2020

Hungary asks OSCE to send special mission to Zakarpattia

During a telephone conversation with the head of the OSCE mission, Gent Cakaj, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, asked to send a special mission of the organization to Zakarpattia because of searches of representatives of Hungarian national minorities.

Szijjártó stated this on his Facebook page.

The Hungarian Foreign Minister also stated that he would initiate consultations on further blocking Ukraine's membership in NATO.

A NATO tanácskozás után telefonon egyeztettem Gent Cakaj barátommal, albán külügyminiszterrel, aki jelenleg az EBESZ…

Posted by Szijjártó Péter on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

As reported earlier, on November 30, the Security Service of Ukraine conducted authorized searches of officials of one of the local charitable foundations in Zakarpattia.

During the searches, law enforcement officers found several printed materials promoting the so-called "Greater Hungary" and the creation of ethnic autonomy in Zakarpattia.

The defendants are also suspected of misappropriating funds allegedly spent on contract work by certain entrepreneurs, double-entry bookkeeping, and use of funds allocated by Hungary to the detriment of Ukraine's state security.

To recap, on December 1, the Hungarian Foreign Minister to Ukraine István Iidyarto was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, received by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the escalation of relations between the two countries.

On November 25, Ukraine's ambassador to Hungary, Liubov Nepop, was summoned to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry after Hungarian Commissioner István Grezha was banned from entering Ukraine.

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