Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives at an informal summit of European Union leaders in Brussels May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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A senior Ukrainian official has rejected calls for autonomy for ethnic Hungarians in western Ukraine made by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, suggesting this would undermine the unity of the former Soviet republic.Orban, re-elected by a landslide win in April, reaffirmed a call for autonomy for 200,000 ethnic Hungarians in neighbouring western Ukraine that he made as he was sworn in as premier.Orban has said autonomy could take many forms, but declined to go into more detail, adding it was up to ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine to decide what form of autonomy would be best for them.
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