Budapest, February 18 (MTI) – The immediate start of a comprehensive and genuine dialogue may offer the single way-out of the Ukrainian crisis, Hungary’s Foreign Ministry said, calling on the Ukrainian authorities to respect the rights of peaceful assembly and expression.
The ministry reacted to the fatal shooting of three demonstrators in clashes between the Ukrainian demonstrators and the police in Kiev on Tuesday.
The ministry expressed deep concern about the latest developments in Ukraine’s political crisis, which threaten to destabilise the country. It condemned all forms of violence and called for the immediate cessation of violent actions.
Citing the January 29 declaration of the Visegrad Four prime ministers, the ministry said that “all responsible Ukrainian stakeholders, including the authorities, the opposition and representatives of civil society, should be guided by their historical responsibility to preserve a stable, democratic and unified Ukraine.”
According to the latest reports, the death toll of clashes has increased to nine, including seven civilians and two policemen.