Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stressed that the Ukrainian authorities will not punish the inhabitants of Transcarpathia, which in addition to Ukrainian received Hungarian citizenship.
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs said at a press conference in Uzhgorod, after a meeting with representatives of the Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia.
“Of course, there’s an emotional wave around the fact that we sent the Hungarian Consul. I again explained that we do not blame the Hungarians that they acquire a second citizenship, in the sense that we want them to punish for it,” – said Klimkin.
“Of course, there’s an emotional wave around the fact that we sent the Hungarian Consul. I again explained that we do not blame the Hungarians that they acquire a second citizenship, in the sense that we want them to punish for it,” – said Klimkin. “The second citizenship is not stipulated by the Ukrainian legislation, but direct punishment is not, and that all those petitions (the petition published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada – ed. Ed), who are very concerned, now the Hungarian community, – of course, we condemn them. How can you talk about the deportation of our citizens, which, although illegal, have received second citizenship, but nevertheless, we’re for it not punished,” – said the Minister.
“I once again explained it, do not worry because here are some such idiotic myths circulating: all are dual passports are now to be deported. Who will be deported? What deport? Do not skip over the border. One not to miss, for what? And these stupid myths – they really spread,” said the diplomat.
“Partly it comes from the Hungarian media. We know because there is anything written. Nevertheless, this is certainly a provocative petition that we can condemn. But to say clearly – complete all of the Ukrainian laws. If dual citizenship is not stipulated by the Ukrainian laws, these laws need to perform. But the punishment for that dual citizenship, no one is going”, – said Klimkin. At the same time, he recalled article 19 of the law on state service, which States that in the case of dual citizenship, a person cannot be civil servants. “By the way, all the representatives of the Hungarian community spoke – we are ready to execute Ukrainian laws. I say you read… That article 19 of the law on civil service. This is what we agreed. Needs to work on this further, but should reduce the emotional degree and to raise the degree of intelligence and commitment,” said Klimkin. As UNIAN reported earlier, in September, in the Internet appeared the video, as the Ukrainians call on Hungarian citizenship with a recommendation not to inform the authorities.