Hungary ready to invade Transcarpathia? A Russian expert's opinion
Vladimir Zharynin, deputy director of the Russia-based Institute for CIS Countries, says it is unlikely that Hungary could use military force to invade Transcarpathia (Kárpátalja). Vladimir Zharynin, deputy director of the Russian Institute for CIS countries, does not think that Hungary could use military force to invade Transcarpathia, according to the Russian state news agency TASSZ. “I do not yet think that Hungary is ready to take over the Hungarian-inhabited part of the country without Ukraine’s consent, i.
He also sees “a decision by Transcarpathia to join Hungary” as unlikely. “If Kyiv does not agree, it will defend Ukraine’s territorial integrity by force,” concludes Tsarihin. In these debates, the language law, which was originally designed to prevent Russian oppression, was given greater prominence.
This Ukrainian language law also prevents members of the Hungarian minority from learning Hungarian in public education in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law on the Functioning of Ukrainian as the State Language on 25 April 2019.
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