"The investigators of Uzhhorod police precinct and the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Zakarpattia region establish all the circumstances of the fire that took place on Pravoslavna embankment in Uzhhorod. The rescuers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported the police about the fire in an office building on Pravoslavna embankment at 3 a.m. today, Feb. 27," the statement reads.
According to the police press office, the law-enforcers initiated criminal proceedings under part 2 of article 194 of the Criminal Code – deliberate destruction or damage to property caused by arson, explosion or in other dangerous way. Such an offense is punishable by imprisonment of 3-15 years. No one was hurt in the fire.
The local publication Mukachevo.NET reports that it was the office of the Hungarians Union that caught fire. The Hungarian media reports that the ground floor of the building burned out while the fire was preceded by an explosion.
"Most likely it was another Molotov cocktail that was thrown through the window," the news outlet says.
Earlier, unidentified individuals committed arson attempt against the same Hungarians Union office using a fire bomb on the night of Feb. 4.