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China’s tentacles reach from Budapest to Cambridge University In October 1956, students marched through the streets of Budapest chanting “This we swear, this we swear, that we will no longer be slaves.” That prompted the Hungarian uprising against Soviet occupation, crushed by tanks and betrayed by the West. Sixty-five years later, students are on the march again. This time they

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Unidentified persons send threats to e-mail of Hungarian Embassy, sign themselves as ‘patrioti Ukrainy’

The Hungarian Embassy in Ukraine received threats by e-mail from unknown persons who signed themselves as “patrioti Ukrainy” (patriots of Ukraine) before the arrival of Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Kyiv, said Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. “Someone really needs third rate provocations before Peter Szijjarto’s visit. The Hungarian Embassy has received threats from ‘patrioti Ukrainy’ (original language),” Kuleba wrote on

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Hungary gets permission to use Russian Sputnik V vaccine

22:45, 30 November 2020 – 112UA The European Commission said that Hungary has the right to approve the use of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V. The European Commission said that Hungary has the right to approve the use of the Russian vaccine against  coronavirus Sputnik V, but it will not be able to circulate in other EU countries, Kremlin-controlled TASS media reports. In this

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Ukraine with ‘unfriendly steps’ refuses Hungarian support for Euro-Atlantic integration efforts – Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó said that Ukraine’s decision to ban the entry of two Hungarian officials for campaigning in Zakarpattia during local elections is an unfriendly step on the part of Kyiv. According to Deutsche Welle, citing Reuters, in a video statement posted on Szijjártó’s Facebook page on Tuesday, the Hungarian minister said

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Hungary’s FM Szijjártó: Biden should address suspected Ukraine corruption

22:20, 18.10.20 – UNIAN Biden, Szijjártó said, should make it clear how he had used his political influence to bring about profits for the energy company and his son. Joe Biden should address corruption allegations in connection with Ukraine before resuming dealings with Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Facebook on Saturday. Szijjártó noted that the Democratic U.S.

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Hungary commits to air defence missiles from Raytheon in $1 billion deal

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary on Wednesday signed a declaration of intent to buy air defence missiles from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Technologies, Hungarian state news agency MTI reported, citing the defence minister. The deal, worth about $1 billion, will be managed through the Foreign Military Sales programme and will be concluded by the end of September, MTI added. Hungary has

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Hungary supports imposing sanctions against Russia, their strengthening, but sometimes it is necessary to discuss whether this helps Ukraine – ambassador

Hungary supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation and, if necessary, the strengthening of sanctions against the Russian Federation, Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine István Íjgyártó has said. “As for this conflict over the Crimean Peninsula and Donbas, Hungary is supporting the EU’s position, which is quite open and clear, and

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Brian Bonner: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Experts concerned over Ukraine’s concessions to Hungary in Zakarpattia region

09:20, 10 June 2020 – by UNIAN The administrative-territorial reform envisages the creation of a Hungarian district with the center in Berehove. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on June 1 published a draft resolution laying down the newly formed districts across the country’s regions. Five districts will be formed in the far-western Zakarpattia region (with the centers in Berehove,

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Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Visits Kyiv In Effort To Mend Relations

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto says his country would like improve relations with Ukraine amid a dispute over a controversial language law. The remarks came on February 7 during a visit to Kyiv by Szijjarto, his first trip to Hungary’s eastern neighbor since Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was elected last year. “The Hungarian government is interested in renewing good neighborly

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Trump, Putin and Hungary’s Orban all share a disdain for Ukraine. That’s raising alarm bells

“We must support Ukraine since it is the main bulwark between us and the Russian. At the same time, we must not provoke Putin. And that is why I oppose the European Union’s sanctions against him,” Hungarian leader claimed When Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Budapest on Wednesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had a gift already wrapped: Hours before their joint press conference,

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Hungary to block Ukraine’s NATO membership, Szijjarto says

The row over the language law continues. Hungary’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Budapest would block Ukraine’s membership in NATO until Kyiv restored the rights that ethnic Hungarians had before the language law was adopted. Reuters says Hungary has clashed with Ukraine over what it says are curbs on the rights of roughly 150,000 ethnic Hungarians to use their native

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MFA Ukraine hands protest note to Hungary Ambassador

23:45, 02 December 2019 The envoy was summoned to the Ministry on December 2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine handed a note of protest to the Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine, Istvan Íjgyártó over his recent statements regarding the autonomy of the Hungarian national minority in Ukraine and the Hungarian side blocking the Ukraine-NATO Commission. The press service

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Russia has nothing to do with relations between Hungary and Ukraine, – Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister calls policy under the presidency of Petro Poroshenko “anti-Hungarian” and believes that Transcarpathian Hungarians’ rights will be taken into account during Zelensky’s leadership Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged not to consider relations between Hungary and Ukraine in the context of Budapest’s relations with Moscow. Orban said this at the press conference after talks with Russian President

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Orbán key in Trumpʼs negative view on Ukraine, NYT says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán played an important role in shaping U.S. President Donald Trumpʼs negative perception of Ukraine, with the two leaders having a discussion on related issues during Orbánʼs visit to the White House in May, according to a report by The New York Times. Trump discussed Ukraine with Orbán on May 13, during the time when the

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