The headquarters of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Transcarpathia (KMKSZ) has been firebombed the second time in a month

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

László Brenzovics, chairman of KMKSZ said the Ungvár headquarters of the organization was firebombed on Tuesday at dawn, the second time in a month.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to Budapest in the foreign ministry over the incident. It is unbelievable what's going on in Ukraine he added - extremist political ideas are on the rise.

This is apparent from the laws adopted by the Ukrainian parliament, which seriously restricts the rights of minorities and intimidates the Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia, he said.

Szijjártó emphasized if Ukraine was serious about joining the EU and NATO, it must be able to control extremist activities in the province.

Szijjártó meets with the OSCE High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday and initiates the expansion of OSCE mission in Ukraine to cover the western part of Transcarpathia as well.

The foreign minister noted that the government provides the necessary resources for the renovation of the firebombed headquarters.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met Secretary General of the OSCE Lamberto Zannier to discuss the increasing anti-Hungarian activities of right wing groups in Ukraine.

(MTI -


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