MFA Rebukes Hungarian Official After ‘Civil War’ Remark

The official called the war in Donbas a 'civil war' in Ukraine

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05.09.2019

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The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has lodged an official protest to the Hungarian charge d’affaires over statements made by a Hungarian government official about a “civil war” in Ukraine.

According to the ministry, Hungarian government representative Tristan Azbej used unacceptable rhetoric in his speech, in particular, about the “crisis of a civil war” in Ukraine, reports Ukrinform.

As a result of this statement, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned Hungary’s charge d’affaires in Ukraine. A strong protest was expressed to the Hungarian diplomat.

“Categorically unacceptable for Ukraine is a situation when senior officials of a neighboring state call Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine, which has been ongoing since 2014, a ‘civil war’,” the ministry said.

The ministry noted that Hungary, as a member of the EU and NATO, should take an official position on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Source Ukrinform
date 05.09.2019
categories Ukraine and the EU
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