The state secretary in charge of Hungarian communities abroad inaugurated on Wednesday the reconstructed headquarters of a Transcarpathian TV station in Uzhhorod (Ungvár), in western Ukraine. The headquarters of the Hungarian-Ukrainian language TV21 Ungvár television channel is located in the one-time building of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association (KMKSZ), which was blown up early last year. It was reconstructed with the support of the Hungarian government. In his address at the inauguration ceremony, Árpád János Potápi said that by opening the new TV headquarters, the Transcarpathian Hungarian community was conveying the message that “it is not afraid and that it is on the side of peace rather than division and building rather than destruction”.
KMKSZ leader László Brenzovics called it “remarkably symbolic” that the location of the KMKSZ HQ that was blown up last year would now be the home of a modern television studio and editorial office. TV21 Ungvár director Zoltán Kulin said in response to a question that the channel to be operated by KMKSZ will focus primarily on Transcarpathian public life, including events concerning the local Hungarian community.