Hungarians under threat in the Lower Carpathians

Jobbik is worried to see the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, especially the impacts on the situation of Hungarians in the Lower Carpathians. The existence of Hungarians in the Lower Carpathians is threatened by the grave economic crisis, Ukraine's near bankruptcy, the new Ukrainian government's Chauvinistic attitude towards native minorities and the irresponsible extremist political forces creating an atmosphere of civil war - states Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngyösi in his press release.

Jobbik believes that the current crisis was incited by the West which did not refrain from using forceful measures to put Arseniy Yatsenyuk's still illegitimate government into power. This cabinet is unable to stop the process leading to the disintegration of the country or to protect Ukraine's native minorities. The current anti-terrorist mobilization of the Yatsenyuk government will result in the escalation of the crisis, aggravating the situation even further - says the politician.

Jobbik is dumbfounded to see the Orbán government's foreign policy, which hurried to meet the expectations of Brussels and Washington and recognize the Yatsenyuk government that means a threat to the existence of the Hungarian minority. Instead of supporting the regional autonomy efforts of the Hungarians in the Lower Carpathians, which would be our sole national interest, the Hungarian government continues to promote Western interests and keeps a very low profile in terms of the current crisis.

Jobbik demands the immediate cessation of Ukrainian military operations in the Eastern Ukrainian areas, and considers negotiations as the best option for settling the crisis.