Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said that Hungary knew about the preparation of an attack on Ukraine and wanted to take part of the territory, Ukraine Today said.
This is not the first time that rumours and speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin has somehow offered Transcarpathia (Kárpátalja) to Hungary have appeared in the European press, and Russian politicians have made such insinuations, but
this is the first time that such direct statements have been made by a prominent Ukrainian politician.
The Hungarian tribes entered the Carpathian Basin from here, through the Verecke Pass in 895, and the lands of Transcarpathia were part of the Hungarian Principality from 895, which became the Kingdom of Hungary in 1000.
From 1867, it was part of the Hungarian part of Austria-Hungary until its dissolution at the end of the First World War.
Transcarpathia was briefly part of the short-lived West Ukrainian National Republic in 1918. The region was occupied by Romania by the end of that year, mostly the eastern portion such as Rakhiv and Khust. It was later recaptured by Hungarian Soviet Republic in the summer of 1919.
Finally, after the Treaty of Trianon of 1920 it became part of Czechoslovakia.
Before Russia invaded Ukraine, there were about 150,000 Hungarians living in Transcarpathia, and although this area was not affected by the horrors of war, it is believed that half of the Hungarians came to Hungary to seek refuge. After the war, it is therefore expected that there will be a much smaller Hungarian minority in Ukraine.
Even before the Russian aggression,
there was a serious conflict between the Hungarian and Ukrainian governments over the use of the language and minority rights of Hungarians living in Ukraine.
Danilov: Hungarian government knew it
“Hungary openly declares its cooperation with the Russian Federation. Moreover, it was warned by Putin in advance that there would be attacks on our country. You saw its position,”
According to him, Hungary had plans for part of the territory of Ukraine.
“For some reason, Hungary believed that they would be able to take her part of the territory. This will never happen. Well, we will see what consequences after this war will be for this country,” the NSDC Secretary stressed.
Earlier it was reported that Hungary is again threatening to block the oil embargo against the Russian Federation. This strong reaction may be due to the dispute over the oil embargo on the Ukrainian side.
As we wrote yesterday, Hungarian embassy reopens in Kyiv, read details HERE.