Budapest announces official blockade of Ukraine to EU integration

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September 27 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The Hungarian government decided to block all further decisions of the European Union aimed at bringing the EU closer to Ukraine, in connection with the signing by of the law on education, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The new law makes it illegal for education to be delivered in any other language but Ukrainian, despite sizeable European minorities who do so in the current day. 

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“We can guarantee that this will hurt the future of Ukraine,” the Hungarian Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó, said.

He called the signing of the law “shameful,” and also recalled that Poroshenko had declared Ukraine’s desire to be closer to Europe, but now showed that “they are far from Europe, because a huge step was taken in the opposite direction.”

In addition, the statement of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that Ukraine “can forget about integration into Europe.” and also that “Hungary will block any initiatives beneficial to Ukraine in international organizations, especially in the EU”.

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