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Police opens criminal proceeding due to threats to Ukrainians of Hungarian origin

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police investigators hold the investigation due to the violation of the equality of the citizens depending on their nationality together with threats
22:38, 28 January 2021

National Police of Ukraine
Press service of the National Police

The police of Zakarpattia has started the pretrial investigation due to the threats to the Ukrainians of Hungarian origin, as the National Police of Zakarpattia region reported.

“Today, on January 27, the representatives of the Consulate of Hungary in Berehove appealed to the police with the statement about the receiving of the letter with threats. The statement says that unknown sent the messages with threats to their workers and Ukrainians of the Hungarian origin to the e-mail,” the message said.

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The police investigators hold the investigation due to the violation of the equality of the citizens depending on their nationality together with threats. The sanction of the article provides the punishment in the form of up to five years of the restriction of the freedom.

As we reported, on the eve of the visit of Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó to Ukraine, the post office of the country's embassy in Ukraine received e-mails that contained various threats.

Related: Ukraine wants to sign ‘gentleman's agreement’ with Hungary to resolve disputes

In an e-mail, which was published by the Foreign Minister, unknown individuals demanded to cancel Szijjártó’s visit, otherwise, they would start "acting extremely harshly." Unidentified persons claim that "they are tired of watching Hungary take away their lands"

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