Hard-Right leaders in Romania and Hungary have claimed Ukrainian land.
Claudiu Tarziu, co-leader of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), said Romania should “reunite” with Moldova and the Ukrainian border regions of Bessarabia, Northern Bukovina and Zakarpattia.
“Bessarabia must come home. Northern Bukovina cannot be forgotten, southern Bessarabia … Transcarpathia [Zakarpattia], everything that was and is part of the Romanian nation must return to its state borders,” he said.
Laszlo Toroczkai, leader of the Our Homeland party, also claimed the Zakarpattia region, where 150,000 ethnic Hungarians live, and said it should become part of Hungary if Russia annexes Ukraine after the war. “If this war ends up with Ukraine losing its statehood, because this is also on the cards, then as the only Hungarian party taking this position, let me signal that we lay claim to Transcarpathia,” he said.