August 21, 2014
It was really naïve to think that Ukrainian nationalists hate only ethnic Russians and that they'd create problems only for'em in Ukraine.
Luckily, I had never been under that illusion and so when that awful mess in eastern Ukraine started I immediately left the country together with my big family. Now we live in Hungary and are really shocked to see how it's going on in Ukraine now.
Actually there are ethnic cleanings started in western regions of Ukraine. But unlike eastern regions of the country where population is better organized and are opposing jointly those crazy nationalists, Hungarians and other ethnic minorities in western regions are not ready for any resistance!
The friendly Hungarian family we had lived next door for 20 years or so got into trouble some days ago. They were all in their car coming back home to Beregovo when they were stopped on the road by some people wearing military uniform who said they belonged to some national guard unit. They checked the car and then they just took the wallet with the huge sum saying "Hungarians in Ukraine will soon need no money at all 'course they will all be placed into special camps"! The head of the family, my long standing buddy, was severely beaten up when he made a try to get his wallet back! Now he's in hospital. His wife and two daughters are scary of turning to the police. And they just expect no good of those national guard geeks who have already showed their worth in eastern Ukraine you know !