“The Hungarian Ambassador held talks at Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the initiative of Hungary; he was not summoned”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Minister of State for Communication said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Saturday.

“The talks between the Hungarian Ambassador and the regionally responsible head of department at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry yesterday occurred on the initiative of Ambassador István Íjgyártó, and were aimed at improving bilateral relations”, Tamás Menczer wrote.

“Meaning that in contrast to previous reports there was no question of the Ambassador being summoned; the meeting took place on a Hungarian initiative. The Ukrainian party asked about the statements made at a recent meeting of the Hungarian Diaspora Council, in reply to which the Hungarian Ambassador said that the Ukrainian party has recently also taken action on several occasions that leads to the worsening of the situation of Transcarpathian Hungarians and the further restriction of their rights” he added.