Disinfo: Turkey and Hungary to address territorial claims to Ukraine

Summary

Hungary and Turkey, two neighbouring countries of Ukraine, have decided to recall their territorial claims to Ukraine after the local elections held on October 25.

Disproof

This is a pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine as an allegedly failed state and an unfounded claim about foreign powers forwarding territorial claims on Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement and banned two Hungarian officials from entering Ukrainian territory in connection with agitation for the campaigning in Zakarpatska Oblast during the local elections. The Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó said that Ukraine's decision is an unfriendly step on the part of Kyiv. However, there is no mention of territorial claims to Ukraine.

Moreover, the joint statement from the leaders of Ukraine and Turkey was issued after the official visit of President Zelenskyy to Ankara. In particular, it mentioned that Turkey supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

You can also read a similar case that Ukraine as a quasi-state with a failed economy.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 218
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Territorial dispute, Ukrainian disintegration, Elections

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