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Hungary, Ukraine to Seek EU Funding for Cross-border Road Infrastructure

Ukraine Crisis

Hungary and Ukraine will jointly request European Union funding to upgrade and expand road and border crossing infrastructure, Ministry of Foreign Affairs state secretary Levente Magyar said after a meeting with Ukraine's Deputy Minister for Infrastructure Mustafa Nayyem, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Magyar said the sides would seek support from Brussels to build a motorway connection, the first between the two countries, construct a bridge over the Tisza, and open and improve border crossings. He added that Hungary is prepared to contribute to work on the Ukrainian side of the border crossing between Nagyhódos and Velyka Palad.

Nayyem acknowledged Hungary's readiness to finance construction on the Ukrainian side and confirmed that the countries would request together EU funding for the projects.

The meeting took place in the Ukrainian settlement of Astei, near the border.

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