Budapest, January 29 (MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party has called for parliament’s foreign affairs committee to hear the foreign minister and deputy prime minister concerning the situation in Ukraine, party officials announced on today.
Jobbik wants lawmakers to be briefed about the government’s goals and plans as well as to hear an official assessment of the current situation in Ukraine, MPs Marton Gyongyosi and Istvan Szavay said.
The party has put forward a proposal for setting up a five-party delegation with the aim of paying a visit to Transcarpathia and meeting local ethnic Hungarian community leaders. Szavay said Hungary must firmly support the autonomy efforts of Hungarian Ukrainians there as “the intentions of the Hungarian government in this respect are invisible”.
Gyongyosi said it was regrettable that Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi, in comments made on Tuesday, did not even mention the 150,000-strong Hungarian community.