Hungary will maintain its policy concerning Ukraine’s education law and thwart Ukraine’s endeavours in international organisations unless that country “provides legal guarantees”, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told a press conference on Monday.
“If Hungary were to let go of its opportunity to veto in international organisations then it would be giving up the only instrument with which it can protect Transcarpathian Hungarians and force Ukraine to correspond to international regulations”, he highlighted.
NATO planned to hold a meeting of NATO-Ukraine defence ministers on 14-15 February, which Hungary has vetoed, and accordingly the Alliance’s Secretary General has informed member states that the session of the meeting will not be held, Szijjarto told the press.
“Although they tried to put pressure on Hungary to not exercise its right to veto, the country withstood these efforts, because it is the duty of Hungarian foreign policy to protect Hungarians, no matter where they live”, he highlighted.
According to the minister this is not a bilateral issue in view of the fact that Ukraine has also gone against its international commitments and is contravening laws and fundamental international rights.
According to the minister, there is also “communications warfare” going on, because they are attempting to publish false news in the press stating that an agreement has been reached and everything is in orde