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President János Áder has decorated Hennadiy Moskal, former governor of Ukraine’s Transcarpathia (Kárpátalja) region, with Hungary’s Order of Honour, Middle Cross. The order was handed over by István Ijgyártó, the Hungarian ambassador, in Kiev on Tuesday.

The former governor received the high order in recognition for his efforts to maintain peace between ethnic groups, ensure ethnic minority rights and preserve the multi-cultural and multi-lingual nature of Transcarpathia.

He was committed to building friendly ties between Hungary and Ukraine and showed a personal example in promoting bilateral relations. His measures helped Trancarpathia Hungarians retain their rights, institutions, and national identity, Áder’s laudation said.

Moskal served as Transcarpathia governor between 2001-2002 and 2015-2019.

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