The head of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peter Szijjártó, said that Budapest will continue to block the holding of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said this at a meeting of ministers of NATO member states in Brussels this Wednesday, the official website of the Hungarian government said, Ukrinform writes.
“Hungary expresses its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine but will continue to pursue a policy of protecting the interests of its community in the territory of this state. Hungary will be able to unblock its veto at the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission if Kyiv takes the necessary steps to restore the rights of the Hungarian community living on the Ukrainian territory, which is fully in line with our bilateral treaties and international law. The ball is now on the side of Ukraine,” said Szijjártó.
Also, the head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry stressed that “Hungary is being pressured to change its position”, but warned that if “we give up, then we will not have any other ways to participate in the life of the Hungarian community in Ukraine.”