The new organization will submit an application to the international community including the UN and the EU, Russia, the USA, and the Hungarian government to help implementing the result of the 1991 referendum.
An all-Transcarpathian referendum was held in 1991 on the self-determination of the region and 80 percent of the population voted for regional autonomy and the establishment of a Transcarpathian Hungarian National Council.
The Hungarian - Rusyn coordinating council envisages a Transcarpathian region, which is part of a federal Ukraine where Rusyn, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian and other nationalities can live in harmony with each other.
Participants of the event denounced the military campaign against Donbass by the Ukrainian army and the raving fascist rampage engulfing the country.
Congress participants are concerned that Transcarpathia could become a new hotbed of regional conflict and confrontation.
Rusyn and Hungarian community leaders stressed that they are determined to defend Transcarpathia's minority education and language rights and protect the conditions that permit decent human existence for all residents of the region.
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