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Conducted by the Hungary’s policy in relation to the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine should be regarded as an encroachment on the sovereignty of Kiev, and the actions of Budapest are hidden occupation of Ukrainian territory. This “Apostrophes” said the veteran of foreign intelligence of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Vasily Bogdan.
“The official Budapest has introduced the position of Minister for the Transcarpathia region, which will focus on the development of Transcarpathia, even kindergarten! First, it is interference in the internal Affairs of the state, and secondly- a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity, and thirdly — the latent, the hidden occupation of our territory”, — he told.
According to Bogdan, the current situation suggests that Kiev need to strengthen your boundaries not only in the East, and around the perimeter. “There are historical events that haunt a certain Imperial nationalist-chauvinist elements. They dream about having to return to the poles, Volhynia, Hungary — Transcarpathia, Romanians, Bessarabia and the like… the Behaviour of [Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor] Orban gives every reason to assert that Hungary acts as a satellite of the Kremlin towards Ukraine. We must be prepared to protect themselves,” he said.
“This does not mean that we should not develop a humanitarian or economic and trade relations with such countries, but I respect someone who is strong. If we are defensive, no one will allow themselves to infringe on our sovereignty and territorial integrity, and we will refund the temporarily occupied territory of Russia (established in Kiev are considered part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions and Crimea — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), “—said Bogdan.
The position of the Hungarian Commissioner for the development of Transcarpathia was created at the end of July. It took a politician Istvan Gresa, who was involved in the problems of the region in 2016. On 2 August, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed strong protest in connection with a series of unfriendly steps of Hungary. Dissatisfaction on the part of Kiev called as the creation of the Budapest office of the Commissioner, responsible for the development of Transcarpathian region and programme for the development of kindergartens in the Carpathian basin, and also questioned the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban with the desire of Ukrainians to join the EU and NATO.
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