The visit is intended to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine that the V4 foreign ministers adopted in a joint statement while meeting in Budapest on Monday.
The foreign ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary scheduled to meet the newly elected president of the Ukrainian parliament Oleksandr Turchinov (who is also the interim president of the country) on Thursday.
The V4 foreign ministers are hoping that by the time they visit Ukraine there will be a new Ukrainian government in place, so that they can hold talks with the new prime minister and the new foreign minister of the country said the press officer.
On Friday, the foreign ministers fly to Donetsk, where they meet the local leaders and representatives of the Russian community.
The press secretary stressed that the visit intended to demonstrate the V4 countries' commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and independence however, they will also draw attention to the importance of protecting the rights of minorities in accordance with the guidelines of the Council of Europe.
Gábor Kaleta has also confirmed that Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi will be traveling to Transcarpatia on Saturday to meet local government officials and the leaders of the Hungarian community.
Martonyi remarked that the situation in Transcarpathia in terms of inter-ethnic relations is better than other parts of Ukraine. In Transcarpathia, the linguistic and ethnic communities show more understanding and tolerance toward one another, but there is also the risk of the appearance of extremist forces in the region. The most important thing at this point in time is to avoid creating tension and violence in this part of the country. The Hungarian community hopefully will be unified in this situation and gather around common interest said Martonyi.
(MTI – hugnarianambiance.com)