Authorized Rusyns of Transcarpathia and human rights activists staged a protest action near the building of the presidential administration in Kiev with the requirement to recognize the results of the 1991 referendum and to provide the territory with a special status similar to that granted to the Donbass Minsk agreements.
According to the protesters, no reply from administration authorized Rusyns have not received, reports Ukrainian portal Podrobnosti. Ua. National public associations of the region was created by an international Assembly of Transcarpathia, and Rusyn organizations have compiled their own Coordinating Council. As told Commissioners Rusyn movement, despite the fact that Rusyns are an indigenous people of Transcarpathia, host of his own race from the East Slavic tribe of white Croats in multinational Ukraine Rusyns keep calling Ukrainians and do not recognize national minority, although the UN many times recommended that this be done, and in 22 countries Rusyns recognized as a separate ethnic group.
Commissioner Rusyn movement Andrew urick said at the event that, in its own statement, the residents of the region expressed readiness Transcarpathian Rusyns cooperating with the Kiev authorities in achieving the goals of building a democratic Ukraine on the basis of European values. In addition, He said that the Minsk agreements, supported by the leaders of Ukraine, which provide for the granting of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts special status and Subcarpathian Ruthenians believe that the same approach must be applied not only to the Donbass region, but also to the region. Review of Eureka, Has all relevant legitimate grounds relating to the results of the referendum held in the Transcarpathian region in 1991, where 78% of the population voted for the special status of the region. He said that before on this same issue, the Leader of the Hungarian party "Jobbik" Gabor Vona said about the fact that the European Union is obliged to Express support for the requirement of Rusyns and Hungarians autonomy of the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine. Remember, March 14 the Congress of the Rusyn organizations of Transcarpathia received the message about the intention to seek from the Ukrainian authorities the recognition of the Rusyn nationality and autonomy of Subcarpathian Rus ' through dialogue with Kiev. National composition of Transcarpathia has always been extremely variegated, despite the fact that, according to the last census (2001), Ukrainians accounted for 79% of residents. There is a large Hungarian Diaspora (12%), Slovaks, Rusyns Have, who believe that their official numbers (0, 8%) are underestimated by at least an order of magnitude. The leader of the Rusyn movement Dimitry Sidor has for many years sought the establishment of autonomy in Transcarpathia. In 2008, he was booked under the criminal code for separatism, and in 2012, under President Yanukovych, He was sentenced to probation. In the last month of summer last year in Transcarpathia in military unit n A were deployed 1, 5 thousand Ukrainian military. This relocation then linked to a growing risk of civil unrest in the Ukrainian province. Before the Budapest Congress passed the Rusyn and Hungarian community of Transcarpathia. The Congress adopted an appeal to Russia, EU, Hungary, the UN and the USA with the requirement to influence Ukraine to accept the results of the referendum on the autonomy of the Carpathians, which was held in 1991.