Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó reported on the beginning of constant patrolling by the OSCE monitoring mission in Transcarpathia, the publication Mukachevo.net writes.
"On Friday, the Hungarian Foreign Minister was informed by a letter from the Secretary General that the OSCE has established a permanent presence in Uzhhorod. The observation mission consists of 12 people," the press-service of the ruling Fidesz Party reports, quoting Minister Szijjártó.
According to the minister, the OSCE Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights responded very positively to the request to send OSCE observers to Transcarpathia. The press service of the OSCE SMM told Radio Liberty that they did not open a separate mission in Uzhhorod, but intensified monitoring in this area "through continuous patrolling" from Ivano-Frankivsk.
The OSCE special monitoring mission is mainly engaged in monitoring in the Donbas, where the fighting is taking place. However, its representatives observe other events in Ukraine as well. On March 9, its representatives reported being in Uzhhorod the day before and seeing how the participants of the International Women’s Day meeting were doused with paint.
Hungary had demanded that the OSCE observers be sent to Transcarpathia after the attempted arson attack on the premises of the Hungarian union.