The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to probe how “Hungarian-hater” Ukrainian bishop Victor Vasilyevich Begy had been able to obtain Hungarian citizenship.

Gergely Arató, DK deputy parliamentary group leader, at a press conference on Thursday cited a report by the daily Népszava that President János Áder had withdrawn the Hungarian citizenship of the Orthodox Church bishop. The paper added that the bishop had been known for decades to be anti-Hungarian.

Arato said the number of “secretly” naturalised Ukrainians also should be uncovered.

“How many Ukrainians with nothing to do with Hungarians and who do not speak Hungarian will be voting for Fidesz on May 26 in the European parliamentary elections?” the DK politician said.

He added that the list of Hungarian voters beyond the border was being kept under wraps by the authorities. It is unknown who has the right to vote, he said.

AS we wrote before, Chief Prosecutor of Hungary Péter Polt has said the Hungarian Prosecutor’s Office has already opened 370 criminal cases against Ukrainians who illegally obtained Hungarian citizenship.


In the Hungarian village of Kispalád (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County), there were approximately 605 residents registered in 2013, but four years later this number increased by more than its double to 1,347. This year, the number of residents decreased again, and at the beginning of 2019, there were “only” 1,044 people in the village not far from the border. Read more HERE.

Source: MTI

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