10:14 02.10.2018

Kyiv gives Budapest a week to recall its consul from Berehove

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Kyiv gives Budapest a week to recall its consul from Berehove

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that Hungary should recall its consul from Berehove (Zakarpattia region) by the end of this week.

"I proposed that the Hungarian minister recall this consul. If this is not done this week, we will send a note to the Hungarian side about his expulsion," he said in a video address published on his personal page on Facebook on Monday, October 1.

Ukrainian media earlier reported about the issuance of Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens at the Hungarian consulate in Berehove in Zakarpattia region. A video clip was published showing persons taking an oath calling Hungary their homeland, as well as pledging to serve the country. Media said Hungarian diplomats urged those gathered not to inform Ukrainian state agencies that they obtained Hungarian citizenship.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin discussed the issue with his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó in the United States on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

Klimkin said they discussed in detail what is happening at the Hungarian consulate in Berehove, but Szijjártó disagreed about violations committed by the Hungarian consul.

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