Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó received a Ukrainian-language death threat saying that he should expect an “explosive welcome” during his upcoming visit to Ukraine.
Szijjártó recently announced on his social media page that he will meet his Ukrainian counterpart in Ungvár, (Uzhhorod in Ukrainian), the seat of the Transcarpathia region with a sizeable Hungarian minority, on Jan. 29.
“The Ukrainians will be arriving with a strong delegation, as my foreign minister colleague will be there alongside the head of the presidential office,” the Hungarian foreign minister said. “I hope that at this meeting we will be able to successfully address the most important bilateral issues, in particular the issue of the rights of the Hungarian community in Transcarpathia, which were taken away from them in the past, and the long-term future of relations between the two countries.”
However, according to the news portal Index, Ukrainian representatives for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade received an email written in Ukrainian threatening the life of Péter Szijjártó.
In the message, they wrote: “Hungarians, we hate your government, which continues to do everything to make us lose the war. Do you think your minister is just going to come to us after the attacks on Ukraine?”
“We don’t think so. So expect an explosive welcome on January 29. An armored train will not save you. We suggest you place an order with a funeral home so they can start making a coffin for Szijjártó to fit his height. God forgives, but Ukrainians do not,” reads an email addressed to the foreign ministry’s representatives in Ukraine, Index reports.