Building of Hungarian Culture Association burns again in Uzhgorod

Source : 112 Ukraine

This is the second arson in the last month
11:48, 27 February 2018


In Uzhhorod, the office of Hungarian Culture Association was burning again. This was stated by the regional department of the State Emergency Service, as Transcarpathian police reported on Facebook.

According to the information, the fire happened at night on February 26, about 3:00 pm. At 3:50 the units of the State Emergency Service liquidated the fire. It destroyed furniture and part of the property on an area of 25 square meters.


The regional police department informed that an investigation is underway. Police received the message about the incident from the rescuers. It is reported that a bottle with a combustible mixture was thrown into the building through the window - the rescuers found it broken.

The damage inflicted will be determined later. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The police is finding out what was the reason, "Tatiana Shogoleva, spokesperson for the Transcarpathian police said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Now, a criminal case has been opened for deliberate destruction or damage to property by arson. The perpetrators will face from 3 to 15 years of imprisonment.

There were no victims as a result of the fire.

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As it was reported earlier Ukraine’s Security Service has identified two suspects who attempted to set fire in office of the Transcarpathian Union of Hungarians in Uzhhorod. According Viktor Kononeko, Deputy Chairman of Security Service of Ukraine, a far-right organization of one of the EU member states did this. he individuals were identified. The Security Service will demand prosecution.

Russian intelligence agencies, which selected performers among foreigners, are involved in this. The suspect, who enlisted foreigners for this, is a Russian citizen Ponomariov. He also organized provocations in Chernivtsi region ordered by Russian intelligence agencies.

Earlier, a bottle with an incendiary mixture was thrown into the building of the Transcarpathian Union of Hungarians. Minister of Foreign Affairs condemned people, who did this in the building of Hungarians Union.

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