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 Russia tries to destabilize situation in Zakarpattia, - Klimkin

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin is convinced that it is the Russian Federation that is making attempts to destabilize the situation in the Zakarpattia region.

He said at a joint briefing with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"It is Russia that is currently trying to destabilize the situation in the Zakarpattia with its Hungarian community," Klimkin said.

According to him, it is known that the mastermind of provocations against Uzhhorod-based Hungarian Cultural Association office in the Zakarpattia region "fled to Transnistria," which, he said, is fully controlled by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

"Therefore, all those who demand to bring up an issue of some alleged anti-Hungarian actions or even anti-Hungarian campaign should talk to Moscow, the Kremlin and the central office of the FSB," the minister said.

He also expressed confidence that Moscow would make further attempts to destabilize the situation in Ukraine’s Zakarpattia region.

"It is imperative to consistently address this issue and therefore we hold uninterrupted discussion both with the Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and we agreed to reinforce our presence there. We will not allow destabilizing the situation there and we will let no one intimidate the Hungarians. I mean our Hungarians – the Ukrainian nationals of Hungarian descent," Klimkin stressed.

As reported, two attacks were committed against Uzhhorod-based Hungarian Cultural Association office in February: an arson attack on Feb, 4 and a bomb attack on Feb. 27. No one was hurt in both attacks but the first floor of the office was scorched in the last one caused by a powerful blast.

On March 4, the National Police reportedly solved both crimes. Five suspects in attacks were apprehended while their mastermind – a foreign citizen – was put on the wanted list.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3054068
 
 
 
 
 
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