According to Arpad Janosh Potapi, Hungary’s state secretary for national policy, so far 94,000 Zakarpatya residents have been given Hungarian citizenship in a simplified procedure, Mukacheve.net reports.
In all, 670,000 applicants out of 710,000, have been granted citizenship.
Of these, 66% are Romania-based Hungarian, 17% Vojevodina-based and 14% Zakarpatya-based ethnic Hungarians
Ukraine has earlier criticized Hungary for luring Ukrainian Hungarians to acquire the Hungarian citizenship.
Double citizenship is banned in Ukraine.