Set fire to the Union of Hungarians in Poland said about the involvement of a journalist from Germany

Поджег союза венгров: в Польше заявили о причастности журналиста из ФРГ

Michal Prokopovich at the session of court in Krakow on January 14

Suspect Michael Prokopovich told the court that he received instructions from Manuel Oksenrayter.

A citizen of Poland, who is accused of involvement in the arson of the building of the Union of the Hungarians in Uzhgorod, told the court of Cracow, and received instructions about the attack from a German journalist who worked as the consultant of the Deputy of Bundestag from the far-right party Alternative for Germany. It is reported by Radio Liberty on Monday, January 14.

So, 28-year-old Michal Prokopovich told the court that the German journalist Manuel Oksenrayter, instructed him about the attack on 4 February 2018 at the office of the Hungarian cultural Association in Uzhgorod.

“All actions have been carried out in accordance with clear instructions Manuel Oksenrayter. My initiative was not in it. The main purpose was not to incite ethnic hatred and to discredit the “Ukrainian Bandera”, – Prakapovich said.

He noted that he conveyed instructions to other Pyros with the help of messengers.

Prokopovich is one of the three suspects poles with ties to ultra-right movement of the Phalanx, which appeared before the court in Krakow on January 14.

It is noted that the 42-year-old Oksenrayter has connections with the Polish right-wing activists, including Mateusz Piskorski, founder of the Pro-Russian party of Zmin, who was arrested in 2016 on suspicion of espionage in favor of Russia and China.

Manuel Oksenrayter – right editor of the German magazine Zuerst! (First!), in recent years, often spoke in Russian state media and has expressed support for the separatists in the Donbas.

In recent months, he also worked as a consultant Marcus Fangmeier, German member of Parliament from the right-wing party, Alternative for Germany, which advocated the abolition of EU sanctions.

The Oksenrayter has previously denied all allegations of his involvement in the crime. The Polish authorities have not yet advanced against him any charges.

Michal Prokopovich is one of the three suspects poles with ties to ultra-right movement of the Phalanx, which appeared before the court in Krakow on January 14.

Earlier Mazowiecki branch of the National Prosecutor’s office of Poland submitted to the court indictment in respect of three nationals, who in early February of 2018 made an arson of the building of the Union of Hungarians in Uzhgorod.

After this incident, the head of the Transcarpathian regional state administration Gennady Moskal said that to set fire to the office of the Society of Hungarian culture tried two citizens of the EU from right-wing organizations, which support the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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