"We need to play the game fairly": Dmytro Kuleba speaks out about Hungary's demands to Ukraine

Oleksiy LutykovPolitics
Kuleba speaks about Hungary's demands to Ukraine

For now, Ukraine has adopted a number of laws that allow it to start negotiations on membership in the European Union. This includes the law on education, which was demanded by Hungary.

Commenting on the demands of the Hungarian authorities, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that it was necessary to play the game fairly. The head of the diplomatic department said this before a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Radio Liberty reports.

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister emphasized that three out of four laws have been adopted to start negotiations on Ukraine's membership in the EU. The law on lobbying, which has already been registered in the Verkhovna Rada and will also be adopted in the near future, remains incomplete. Among the approved laws are the law on the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, and education for national minorities.

Kuleba emphasized that the Hungarian authorities should play fair in the "game" of Ukraine's European integration. The minister noted that if our country is presented with requirements, they should be the basis for decision-making.

"We can jump and dance if we need to. But I think we need to play the game honestly. If we are told to do something and we do it, it should be registered as a result and accepted and serve as a basis for decision-making," Dmytro Kuleba said.

Earlier, it was reported that Hungary is actively opposing Ukraine: it is blocking the provision of 50 billion euros in EU aid to Ukraine and is also resisting the start of negotiations on the country's accession to the European Union. At the same time, the Hungarian authorities, represented primarily by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, are not only not afraid of retaliatory actions by the EU but are also inspired by them to continue confrontation with the Union.

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