Ukrainian security service commandos on Monday raided several Hungarian institutions in Transcarpathia as well as the home of President of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association László Brenzovics the association said in a statement.
The association said armed commandos occupied Brenzovics’s apartment and its headquarters in Uzhhorod.
The raids came after a ruling by a court in Zaporizhia, in eastern Ukraine, in connection with charges of separatism.
The association said it believed the procedure was based on fabricated political charges with the aim of hobbling the activities of Hungarian organisations and intimidating Hungarians of Transcarpathia and their leaders.
The association called on the Ukrainian authorities to stop persecutions of Hungarian organisations in Transcarpathia and also called the attention of Hungary and international organisations to “the political pressure” placed on them by the state security apparatus.
As we wrote last week, Ukraine’s ambassador in Budapest was summoned to the foreign ministry after Hungary’s ministerial commissioner István Grezsa had been denied entry to Ukraine, read details here.