Yesterday, the central mass media spread the information about the outrage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine about the introduction of the Plenipotentiary of the Minister responsible for the development of the Transcarpathian region and the program for the development of kindergartens in the Carpathian Basin in Hungary. Therefore, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Chargé d’affaires ai of Hungary in Ukraine, László Páp, to present a note of protest.
In particular, it states about the unacceptability of the latest statements of the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban regarding the European integration and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine, which "substantially contradict the policy of the European Union and largely reflect the methods of the aggressor country".
"The Hungarian diplomat was also given a note requesting official clarifications in connection with the decision of the Government of Hungary to introduce a post of the Plenipotentiary of the Minister responsible for the development of the Transcarpathian region and the program for the development of kindergartens in the Carpathian Basin, since the official’s purview includes part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine" – the report states. The Foreign Ministry stressed that the actions of Hungary are direct interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine.
Instead, the Yevropeiska Pravda is convinced: "despite the fact that István Grezsa’s new position is provocative and supposedly gives him more political weight, in fact, it is a demotion. Previously, István Grezsa was a special representative of the entire government and was actually subordinate to Orban, and now he is subordinated to the Vice Prime Minister Zsolt Semien (that’s why the official title is "Plenipotentiary of the Minister"). It is possible that he will lose some of the functions and control over part of funding."
At the same time, according to Hungarian publications, the Plenipotentiary of the Minister for Transcarpathia, István Grezsa, began to exercise his powers on July 1 this year. According to the report, his term will last until June 30, 2020.
In addition, at the request of Hungarian journalists, Mr. Grezsa stated that the purpose of his activity is to strengthen the relations between Ukraine and Hungary.