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Hungarian consulate reportedly issues passports to Ukrainians

Ukrainians with Hungarian passports were asked to conceal their dual citizenship.

The consulate of Hungary in the town of Berehove, Transcarpathian Region reportedly issued Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens.

"Another 'good' neighbour. Hungary, which by NATO rules cannot have territorial claims to other countries, obviously wants to covertly grab part of Ukraine, therefore it has been issuing its passports to Ukrainians," captions to a YouTube video posted by user named "Konstantin" say.

"I do solemnly swear I shall consider Hungary my homeland. I shall be a loyal citizen, defend and serve Hungary. So help me God," the Ukrainians caught on the video repeat the oath of citizenship on the background of the Hungarian flag.

After that, they are instructed by Hungarian diplomats: "You must conceal the fact of obtaining Hungarian citizenship from the Ukrainian authorities."

After this procedure, as it can be seen in the video, the Ukrainians celebrate their Hungarian citizenship with a glass of champagne.

Earlier, Ukraine strongly protested Hungary's decision to create the post of an authorised minister responsible for the development of Transcarpathian Region.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said he would raise the Berehove incident with his Hungarian counterpart.

"If the video on the issue of Hungarian passports to Ukrainians in Berehove is not a fake, I think, he [consul] will leave for Budapest to issue Hungarian passports there, not to Ukrainian citizens," he said.

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