: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Why fears of Hungarian separatism are stirring in western Ukraine


Critics of the Ukrainian government accuse it of capitulating to blackmail from neighbouring Hungary.

In a move that has drawn the ire of opposition politicians in Ukraine, a new administrative district will contain a majority of ethnic Hungarians for the first time in the nation’s history.

The Ministry of Territories announced this month that it plans to rejig the administrative boundaries of Berehove district – on the country’s western border – in such a way that Hungarian speakers will make up the most part of the population.

But critics of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government accuse him of capitulating to blackmail …read more

Source:: New Statesman

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