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Russia handed over 11 Ukrainian prisoners to Hungary

Jun 10, 2023

Today, the Charge d'Affaires of Hungary were invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and handed an appeal demanding detailed information about the Ukrainian prisoners of war transferred by Russia to Budapest.


This was announced on Facebook by Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko, Ukrinform reports.

Nikolenko noted that the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war is always good news. At the same time, the Foreign Ministry spokesman noted that the Ukrainian government was not informed about the relevant negotiations between the Hungarian and Russian sides and that the Ukrainian side learned that Russia had handed over eleven Ukrainians of Hungarian origin to Budapest from public statements by the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister.

"Today, the Chargé d'Affaires of Hungary was invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for a substantive conversation. The Ukrainian side passed on a request to provide detailed information about our citizens and to immediately provide access to them for the Ukrainian consul to get acquainted with their health condition and provide them with consular assistance," informed Nikolenko.

He added that during the meeting, the Ukrainian side emphasized the need to coordinate cooperation on such sensitive issues as the release of prisoners of war.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 10/06/2023

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