Transcarpathia is developing exclusively thanks to the efforts of the local population and to the help of Hungary, TV host Petro Maha, a native of Transcarpathia, said to the publication "GORDON", commenting on the appointment of the government official in charge of the development of Transcarpathian region in Hungary. The Ukrainian government should address the problems of Transcarpathia in order to prevent the repeat of the "Crimean scenario" in this region.
"One can only thank Hungary for reminding our lying politicians, who have been robbing the country, that they need to do something. Little Hungary this year has renovated 80 and plans to build 22 more kindergartens in Transcarpathia. Why can’t Ukraine make people’s life better in this small region? It reminds me of the situation with Sevastopol, where all people’s problems were solved not by Ukraine, but by [former Mayor of Moscow Yuri] Luzhkov. So far, I only see that Transcarpathia is being robbed. If they built normal roads there, we would have huge income from tourism. They have mineral waters, hot springs, and so on. But so far, Transcarpathia is developing exclusively thanks to the enthusiasm of the local population and to the help of Hungary," – Maha said.
In his opinion, the government should provide adequate funding for Transcarpathia. "When Ukraine was sending to Sevastopol yellow and blue flags, Luzhkov sent there green dollars. If people have a not very good life, material, unfortunately, is before spiritual. And if we do not want the Crimean scenario to repeat itself in Transcarpathia, it’s time to think. Isn’t it a shame that little Hungary is helping rich Ukraine? After all, even one house in Koncha-Zaspa would be enough to cover three district budgets of Transcarpathia. Let them steal less, and everything will be fine," – Maha summed up.