The Foreign Ministry of Hungary Announced the Beginning of an OSCE Mission in Transcarpathia

Translated by Ollie Richardson


The Foreign Minister of Hungary Péter Szijjártó claims that the OSCE notified him about the beginning of an observation mission in Transcarpathia. This was reported by the press service of the ruling “Fidesz” party.

Szijjártó reported that he repeatedly consulted with the OSCE and asked for observers of the organisation to be present not only in the East of Ukraine, but also on the western part of Transcarpathia, so that the “Hungarian community in Transcarpathia isn’t attacked”.

According to Szijjártó, on Friday he received a letter from the Secretary General of the OSCE with a statement that the organisation has established a constant presence in Uzhgorod. The number of monitors included in the mission was even included – 12 people.

The Foreign Minister of Hungary claims that the Secretary General of the OSCE and the High Commissioner for Human Rights reacted extremely positively to the request to send a monitoring mission of the OSCE in Transcarpathia.

It is worth noting that Szijjártó’s statement raises doubts, since the deployment of a mission requires consensus in the OSCE, and Ukraine opposes it.

On the website of the government of Hungary there is no message about the deployment of an OSCE observation mission so far.

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