Hungary regards Volodymyr Zelensky as “a new hope” in matters of linguistic policy and relations between states. This was stated by the head of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto in an interview to Radio Liberty.
“When it comes to education, Hungarians living in Ukraine had a one-hundred-percent chance to study in their native language until the “educational law” was adopted. Therefore, we expect at least the amendments (to the law – E.D.), Which will restore the rights of the Hungarians.
As for the “language law”, it practically “kills” the chances of using Hungarian in state administration, culture, media,’ Szijjarto explained.
The Minister noted that the amendment, which will enable Hungarians to use their native language in these areas, will fully satisfy them.
“I want to frankly say, we see the new president of Ukraine as a new hope. To be honest with you, we felt that the former President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, was pursuing an anti-Hungarian policy. I do not know whether this was done specifically or for some other reasons… But without a doubt – the result of all his decisions was a clear policy against Hungary,” he added.
Recall that Hungary blocks meetings in the framework of Ukraine’s cooperation with the EU and NATO through the law on education adopted by the Council, which entered into force on September 28, 2017. The conflict aggravated after the adoption of the language law.