Fegyir Sándor, Transcarpathian university professor and volunteer soldier of the Ukrainian army could become the next Ukrainian ambassador to Hungary.
Fegyir Sándor (pictured on the right), a professor at the Uzhhorod National University could become Ukraine’s new ambassador to Hungary. The news was first reported by direkt36’s Szabolcs Pányi and was confirmed by the sources of hvg.hu.
As we have previously written, Fegyir Sándor and his colleague Viktor Troski both left the University of Uzhhorod at the beginning of the war last year and volunteered for service to the Ukrainian army. Sándor gained international fame when he held a lecture from the frontline via his mobile phone to his students.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed Liudmyla Nepop from her post as Ukraine’s ambassador to Hungary last July.
To hvg.hu’s questions, Mariya Mezenceva, a Ukrainian member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe said that they would like to send a new ambassador to Hungary who has Hungarian roots, is trained in social sciences, has good linguistic and cultural ties with the country, has good professional training and is able to conduct serious negotiations. Although she didn’t name anyone specifically, the description fits perfectly with the sociology and philosophy professor of Sándor.
According to hvg.hu’s sources, his appointment has already been discussed with the Ukrainian counterparts of the embassy. Sándor himself confirmed to hvg.hu that he has been notified on the frontline about his possible appointment as Ukraine’s ambassador to Hungary.
A Philanthropist, even at the frontline
As the Ukrainian outlet European Pravda writes, Sándor has actively tried to help Ukrainian-Hungarian relations. He also played a key role in fundraisings, started by Hungarian civilians for – among other things – soldiers of Hungarian origin.
Recently, he handed the Hungarian consul in Uzhgorod a Hungarian flag signed by the military – a symbol of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, when Hungarians revolted against the Russian occupation and used the Hungarian flag with a carved communist coat of arms.
Although this is a positive development, the relationship between the two countries could still deteriorate after Ukraine’s latest decision, about which you can read more HERE.
Source: direkt36.hu, hvg.hu, European Pravda
If this appointment will come to fruition, it can only be viewed as a step in the right direction from Pres. Zelenskiy. Now, will our PM reciprocate, or will he continue his anti-Ukraine propaganda?
This one small step does not guarantee the safety and wellbeing of the ethnic Hungarian population. Zelensky is the bully that is trying to throw out monks from their monasteries.
May I suggest that our PM take a BIGGER, a much bigger step, by going to Kyiv and sit down with Pres. Zelenskiy (as equals) to thrash out a JOINT plan to improve the war-torn lives of our remaining ethnic minority in Zakarpattia, and indeed the lives of ALL Ukrainians.
Prime Minister Orban’s visit to Ukraine is a waste of time. Zelensky oppresses all ethnic minorities, Russians, Poles as well as Hungarians. Talking to a wall does not improve the situation. Why is Zelensky’s daughter enjoying herself on an island, basking in the sun while ordinary Ukrainians are suffering at home?