Péter Szilágyi, the deputy state secretary for the policy for Hungarian communities abroad, said Hungary is providing the Transcarpathian Hungarian community with all the support it possibly can to ensure that Hungarians living in western Ukraine can stay where they are.
Speaking in Toronto at a fundraising event, Szilágyi said the relationship between the diaspora and Hungarians of the Carpathian Basin was deepening thanks to the work of the past years. He said that Hungary in 2023, “the year of the caring nation”, was dedicated to nurturing national values and looking after Hungarian communities in neighboring countries and in the diaspora. Regarding the war in Ukraine, he said at the event held on Saturday local time that Hungary was determined not to get dragged into it, and it called for a ceasefire and peace negotiations. Hungary continues to give priority to supporting schools and organisations of the Transcarpathian Hungarian community, he said, thanking the National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada for organising the fundraising event.