This story originated in VOA’s Russian service. Pete Cobus reported from Washington. Some information is from Reuters. NEW YORK – Hungary’s foreign minister is objecting to the treatment of ethnic Hungarians in neighboring Ukraine, even as he defends his government’s goal of preserving Hungary’s own ethnic identity by shutting out migrants.
Sitting down with VOA’s Russian service in New York, Budapest’s top diplomat and trade minister, Péter Szijjártó, decried the treatment of an estimated 150,000 ethnic Hungarians living in Ukraine’s Transcarpathia border province, where public schools recently came under a nationwide mandate to teach the Ukrainian language.
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Source: Voice of America