‘I won’t perish for their motherland’ – Ukrainian-Hungarians feel they are fighting for someone else’s country
As the Western world praises Ukrainian President Zelensky, there is no denying his atrocious record of support for minority rights in his own country, a fact many ethnic Hungarians have not forgotten as they are pushed to fight for a government that has shown them hatred
The minister said that the original laws still in force in 2015 should be reinstated, and called the inability to establish Hungarian-language schools unacceptable. Since 2015, a raft of Ukrainian laws have not only curtailed the rights of Hungarians but also other ethnic and cultural groups living in Ukraine.
“The concentrated attacks against Hungarians and anti-Hungarian actions make it very difficult to make decisions in the coming period that require Hungary to make sacrifices in order to support Ukraine,” he said.
“Therefore, we expect Ukraine to respect the rights of the Hungarian national community, and we expect the European Union to act in this matter,” he added.
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Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.