Hungary urges autonomy for ethnic Hungarians of Ukraine


Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has urged autonomy for ethnic Hungarians living in western Ukraine.In an interview late Friday, Orban renewed a controversial call for autonomy and dual citizenship of ethnic Hungarians living in the western Ukrainian province of Transcarpathia.“The full weight of the Hungarian state is behind the autonomy demands of the Transcarpathian Hungarians,” he said.The Hungarian premier said Ukraine cannot be “stable or democratic” unless it gives the national communities what they are entitled to, which, as he put it, are “dual citizenship, collective, or community rights, and autonomy.”

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