THE HAGUE, 7 July 2015 – OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors assessed the situation of national minorities and internally displaced people (IDPs) in western Ukraine during a visit to Uzhhorod, Mukacheve, Berehove and Lviv from 29 June to 3 July.
This was the first time that a High Commissioner visited the multi‑ethnic region of Zakarpattia. Among others, she met regional and local authorities as well as representatives of the Hungarian, Russian, Romanian, Polish and Rusyn communities. Thors was pleased to encounter generally good inter-ethnic relations in the region, with minority communities voicing strong support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
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