Hungary’s foreign ministry on Sunday condemned a petrol bomb attack against the headquarters of ethnic Hungarian cultural association KMKSZ – Kárpátaljai Magyar Kulturális Szövetség in Uzhhorod (Ungvár), in western Ukraine’s Transcarpathia region.
The Ukrainian news portal said,
Ukrainian authorities are probing into an attack with the use of a Molotov cocktail that was hurled at the building of the Transcarpathian Hungarians Union in the west Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod (Ungvár). The Union’s building is located in the very center of Uzhgorod and neighboring buildings have video surveillance cameras. Police are examining related video footage.
The ministry called on Ukraine‘s authorities to identify the perpetrators of the attack, committed in the early hours of Sunday, and guarantee security for Ukraine Hungarians.
In its statement, the ministry also urged that the observers of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, currently monitoring developments in the country’s east, should extend their presence to western Ukraine, too.