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Hungary "vetoes" NATO-Ukraine summit

Budapest is ready for consultations on the education law.

Hungary "vetoes" NATO-Ukraine summit
Peter Szijjarto
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Budapest has vetoed a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission due on 6 December, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said at a briefing in Budapest, according to Radio Liberty.

He said that in early September, Hungary was among the strongest supporters of Ukraine's European integration but regarded the adoption of the law on education as a "stab in the back".

He added that Budapest is ready for consultations but would not accept the situation when, in his words, the law restricts the existing rights of national minorities.

He warned that Hungary would continue taking similar diplomatic steps until Transcarpathian Hungarians decide that the situation with culture and education is properly restored.

According to Szijjarto, Hungary's veto on the NATO-Ukraine meeting cannot be overridden.