Halya Coynash: Another Roma camp attacked in Ukraine, with police saying ‘hooliganism

A permanent Roma settlement in Rudne, near Lviv, was burned down on May 9, leaving a number of families homeless. It was the second attack on a Ukrainian Roma camp in less than a month, although this time nobody has publicly admitted to carrying it out… While Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudsperson clearly views this as a hate crime, and witnesses speak of a crowd of around 30 young masked thugs, the police have thus far only initiated an investigation into suspected ‘hooliganism’.