September 29, 2018  |  Updated October 26, 2018

Fake: Hungarian Foreign Minister Threatens Ukraine with NATO Troops

By StopFake

This week several Ukrainian and Russian sites disseminated fakes claiming that the Hungarian foreign minister threatened Ukraine with NATO troops. In reality Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in an interview with Russia’s Rossia 24 television channel made no such threats, he merely said that if Ukraine were to expel Hungary’s  consul, Budapest would have to follow suit.

During last week’s UN General Assembly session Minister Szijjártó gave an interview to the Rossiya 24 state owned news channel. In the ten minute segment aired, the interview focuses on Ukrainian Hungarian relations and Szijjártó says that giving Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens with Hungarian roots – something that Hungary has been doing –  is not illegal and should Ukraine expel the Hungarian consul in protest, Hungary will answer in kind.

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