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Hungary will change the title of an authorized official responsible for the development of Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, as requested by Kiev. About this in his Twitter account Friday, 31 August, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.
“Started the day with a conversation with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Siarto. The Hungarians we all have heard and change the name of your authorized “Transcarpathia”. And what about all the other issues — continue to work constructively on,” — wrote the Minister. Other details of the conversation he had not.
The position of the Hungarian Commissioner responsible 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. According to the population census of Ukraine in 2001, in the Transcarpathian region were living 151,5 thousands of ethnic Hungarians.
In December last year Klimkin after a meeting with Siarto, we were pleased with the outcome of the Hungarians of Transcarpathia. “Ministerial meeting of the OSCE concludes on the positive. Ethnic Hungarians in Transcarpathia for 150 thousand and even 100 thousand. People leave the region,” the diplomat said.
Relations between Ukraine and Hungary escalated on 2 August, when Kiev has expressed strong protest in connection with a series of unfriendly steps of Hungary. Dissatisfaction on the part of Kiev caused 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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