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Ukraine Crisis: 66,000 people cross from Ukraine into Hungary

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Around 66,000 people have crossed from Ukraine into Hungary since February 24, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Sunday, delivering humanitarian aid to Transcarpathia, Ukraine's westernmost region, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The aid delivery comprised 28 tonnes of food collected by the Ecumenical Charity and 100,000 liters of vehicle fuel from Hungarian oil and gas company MOL.

Szijjártó said the vehicle fuel will be used for hospitals, ambulances, humanitarian organizations and catastrophe protection agencies. He added that the government will provide EUR 1 million to the Interchurch Aid to support the next aid delivery.

The minister acknowledged the "exemplary cooperation" between the Hungarian police and Ukrainian border guards.

Viktor Mikita, the governor of Transcarpathia, thanked the Hungarian government for the humanitarian aid. He said Transcarpathia has taken in 25,000 refugees from other parts of Ukraine.

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