The foreign ministers of the Visegrad countries visit Ukraine on Thursday

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Foreign ministers of the Visegrad countries (V4) travel to Kiev and Donetsk on Thursday informed the media by the head of the foreign ministry's press department Gábor Kaleta.

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 –


Anonymous said...

Paul Craig Roberts comments on the looting of Hungary after joining the EU. Ukrainians are deluding themselves if they think joining the EU will improve their situation.

The Crisis In Ukraine: What it Means to be Looted by the West By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

In 2004 Hungary joined the EU, expecting streets of gold. Instead, four years later in 2008 Hungary became indebted to the IMF. The rock video by the Hungarian group, Mouksa Underground sums up the result in Hungary today of falling into the hands of the EU and IMF.

The song is about the disappointing results of leaving socialism for capitalism, and in Hungary the results are certainly not encouraging. The title is “Disappointment with the System Change.” Here are the lyrics:

Over twenty some years now

We’ve been waiting for the good life

For the average citizen

Instead of wealth we have poverty

Unrestrained exploitation

So this is the big system change

So this is what you waited for

No housing No food No work

But that’s what was assured wouldn’t happen

Those on top

Prey upon us

The poor suffer everyday

So this is the big system change

So this is what you waited for


When will real change occur?

When will there be a livable world

The ultimate solution will arise

When this economic system is forever abandoned

So this is the big system change

So this is what you waited for...

HungarianAmbiance said...

Thanks for the links,

I remember back in 2004 politicians campaigned with the slogan 'EU makes you so rich that you can open a cafe-house in Vienna'. Most people believed it, even well educated ones. The average person is easy to be fooled because he can't connect the dots. People see things isolated, out of context. However, after ten years of membership in the world's most treacherous and corrupt organization, people are waking up and realizing the scope of the lies used to entice them into the EU; instead of the promised wealth, people got poverty; homeless people are everywhere, over half a million mostly young people left the country for not being able to find decent livelihood at home. In the 19th century Hungary was among the first countries that recognized that sugar will be a major commodity in the future. Twelve sugar plants were built. Hungary was one of the major sugar exporting countries in Europe. The 12 factories survived the first world war, the second world war, sixty years of communism but they haven't survived 10 years of EU membership. EU officials ordered the closure and the demolition of all sugar factories except one, but even that one is owned by foreign company. PM Viktor Orban said these things a few months ago. Hungary today imports 80% of its sugar needs. This is how the newly joined Eastern-European countries were de-industrialized. Most industries eliminated in a similar fashion. Today, these countries have to start rebuilding their economies from scratch.

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