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Hungary blocked the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission for the third time

HUNGRY (OBSERVATORY) – Hungary for the third time blocked the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of foreign ministers, Ukrinform reports.

Thus, Budapest fulfills its promise to exert pressure on the Ukrainian authorities until Kiev makes changes to the law on education that was passed in the autumn, which seriously limits the opportunities for obtaining education in Ukraine in the languages of national minorities.

The Hungarian side believes that this law does not comply with the country’s constitution and Ukraine’s international obligations.

At the beginning of the year, the head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Pyotr Siyarto, said that Budapest would “refuse to support Ukraine’s desire for integration, while violations of European and international laws and standards continue.”

In late March, Siyarto said that Hungary intends to block the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the July NATO summit.