Klimkin fears Transcarpathia could be another Donetsk

SBU actively repressing Hungarian movement in Transcarpathia


Via Novorosinform:

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Kiev, regarding Transcarpathia, must resolutely build its own “logic of behavior with national minorities.”

He added that this is a serious task, and it must also apply to other regions of Ukraine where there are national minorities, because the situation can allegedly be used by Russia in its own favor.

“There are other regions where we have national minorities: Romanian, Bulgarian. We perfectly understand how Russia works among the Romanian and Bulgarian minorities. Russia can and will get better at applying hybrid methods. A consistent and clear policy is needed for all these regions,” Klimkin summed up.

[And what does the “logic of behavior mean? Later, same day, citizens of Ukraine’s Transcarpathian Region report that the SBU and police are doing a “hard sweep” of pro-Hungarian movements. One neighbor, photographing over a fence, posts a video of plainclothesmen with a prisoner face down on the ground, hands tied behind back, and his Hungarian flag. See the video http://https://novorosinform.org/740581]

Earlier Klimkin said that Transcarpathia could follow the path of the Donbass, and risks becoming a new zone of conflict in Ukraine.

Recall, the day before yesterday, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto, commenting on threats from his Ukrainian counterpart Klimkin, said that Hungary would consider withdrawing its diplomat from Ukraine as an unfriendly gesture from Kiev that would change the relations between the two countries.

Earlier, the media reported that the Hungarian consulate in the city of Berehovo, Transcarpathian region, is giving Hungarian passports to citizens of Ukraine Hungarian. One of the conditions for obtaining a passport is an instruction not to inform the authorities of Ukraine.

In turn, Klimkin threatened the Hungarian consul with deportation from Ukraine.

Recall, as of the end of April this year, Hungary has issued to residents of Transcarpathia more than 100 thousand Hungarian passports.

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3 years ago
3 years ago

People in the Carpathian mountains call themselves Carpato-Russians. They are Orthodox and look to the Russians for support. They do not care to be called Ukrainians. That says it all.

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