Hungary Keeping Kyiv Embassy Open


Hungary’s embassy in Kyiv will remain open, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday in connection with the most recent missile strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and major cities, including the capital.


Szijjártó said he had spoken by phone with István Íjgyártó, Hungary’s ambassador to Ukraine, who told him that three blasts could be heard in the city. The embassy and its staff are safe, though internet service and power cut out sometimes, Szijjártó said. The decision on keeping the embassy open is being reviewed on a daily basis, he said. Meanwhile, the minister said he had also spoken to József Bacskai, the consul-general in Uzhhorod (Ungvár), who is in contact with the governor of Transcarpathia. According to the governor, the western Ukrainian oblast has not been hit, Szijjártó said.


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